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What Languages Are Spoken In Antarctica?

What Languages Are Spoken In Antarctica?

Yes, there are languages spoken in Antarctica. While there’s no official census, we can make an educated guess as to which ones.
Top Portuguese-Speaking Countries That Aren’t Portugal Or Brazil

Top Portuguese-Speaking Countries That Aren’t Portugal Or Brazil

Want to go somewhere new to practice your language skills? Visit one of these Portuguese-speaking countries you may not have considered!
Book Boats: How Floating Libraries Make Language More Accessible

Book Boats: How Floating Libraries Make Language More Accessible

From the rivers of Laos to the islands of Sweden, these book boats are bringing literature and language to the farthest reaches of the globe.
Other Languages Have Adorable Names For Grandparents, Too

Other Languages Have Adorable Names For Grandparents, Too

Whether it’s Pop Pop or Nani, they’re all dear to our hearts.
A Cultural History Of Tomatoes

A Cultural History Of Tomatoes

You say tomato, I say tomato. Have I made this joke before?
Is Climate Change Accelerating Language Loss?

Is Climate Change Accelerating Language Loss?

Biological diversity and linguistic diversity are linked in ways that might surprise you.
What Are The Languages Spoken In Africa?

What Are The Languages Spoken In Africa?

And you thought your continent was linguistically diverse.
Does Every Country Say ‘Sorry’ As Much As Americans Do?

Does Every Country Say ‘Sorry’ As Much As Americans Do?

Learning to say “sorry” in other languages is useful, but what you also need to know is when it’s appropriate to say “sorry” in different cultures.
Multilinguish Episode 5: Sexiest Accents

Multilinguish Episode 5: Sexiest Accents

What are the sexiest accents in the U.S. and the world? And why do we find certain accents more attractive? In the final episode of season 1, we tackle these crucial questions.
Where Did OK Come From, And Why Is It So Ubiquitous?

Where Did OK Come From, And Why Is It So Ubiquitous?

You probably use OK every day, but do you know what it stands for?
Art Words Around The World: Terms To Create And Craft In Other Tongues

Art Words Around The World: Terms To Create And Craft In Other Tongues

When it comes to learning international and foreign language art words and terms, it’s okay if you’re starting out with a blank canvas.
Which Countries Use The Metric System?

Which Countries Use The Metric System?

If we just listed the countries that don’t use the metric system, this would be a very short article.
7 Popular English Songs That Were Originally Performed In Other Languages

7 Popular English Songs That Were Originally Performed In Other Languages

Did you know ‘My Way’ and ‘Beyond the Sea’ were originally performed in a language other than English?
Pancakes Around The World: From Buttermilk To Okonomiyaki

Pancakes Around The World: From Buttermilk To Okonomiyaki

Pannekoek in the Netherlands, scallion pancakes in China, the list goes on. Here’s a guide to some of our favorite pancakes around the world.