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What Language Is Spoken In Iran?

What Language Is Spoken In Iran?

Hint: ‘Farsi’ is just what Iranians call ‘Persian.’
11 Wacky Holiday Traditions Around The World

11 Wacky Holiday Traditions Around The World

From caroling with a horse skull to enjoying Christmas Eve at KFC, these holiday customs give the old man in the chimney a run for his money.
Decade In Review: Language Trends That Shaped The 2010s

Decade In Review: Language Trends That Shaped The 2010s

We explored the memes, movements and emoji that defined a decade.
What Do Alphabet Songs Around The World Sound Like?

What Do Alphabet Songs Around The World Sound Like?

You know your ABCs, but do you know your АБВs?
How To Talk About Transportation In Indonesian

How To Talk About Transportation In Indonesian

Whether you’re taking train, plane or automobile (or more likely, boat), you’ll need some Indonesian transportation vocab to get around the country.
5 Of The Most Memorable Ghost Stories Around The World

5 Of The Most Memorable Ghost Stories Around The World

Ghosts! The whole world is talking about them.
Where Do Superstitions Come From, And How Do They Spread?

Where Do Superstitions Come From, And How Do They Spread?

Language and superstition are entwined with each other like broken mirrors and bad luck.
7 Fascinating And Terrifying Creatures From Around The World

7 Fascinating And Terrifying Creatures From Around The World

Vengeful ghosts, cannibal monsters, forest nymphs and frog kings — every corner of this planet is home to fascinating and terrifying supernatural beings.
The Grim Reaper And Friends: How 5 Different Cultures Imagine Death

The Grim Reaper And Friends: How 5 Different Cultures Imagine Death

You’re probably familiar with the Grim Reaper, but do you know about the other symbols of death around the world?
Are Some Spoken Languages Faster Than Others?

Are Some Spoken Languages Faster Than Others?

Does it seem like that Spanish is way faster than English? It’s not entirely in your head.
Multilinguish: Dead And Endangered Languages

Multilinguish: Dead And Endangered Languages

In this episode of Multilinguish, we explore what it means for languages to die (and occasionally come back to life again).
Here Are 20 New Words That Wouldn’t Exist Without Climate Change

Here Are 20 New Words That Wouldn’t Exist Without Climate Change

It’s not just the environment that’s changing. Languages around the world are also adapting to describe new realities.
Is Personal Space A Cultural Thing?

Is Personal Space A Cultural Thing?

Boundaries! They’re important.
International Music Festivals: Rhythm Around The World

International Music Festivals: Rhythm Around The World

Wave your lighter in the air like you just don’t care.