Minority languages and pop culture

Picture from the BBC WebsiteIt is often said that the advance of Western culture means that minority languages around the world are being marginalised. I’m sure that this is true in the main, so it is nice to read about a situation where a Western import is having to adapt to the realities of a highly multilingual society. The BBC reports that the Ethiopian version of Pop Idol is allowing people to sing in anyone of 80 different minority languages. Great stuff!

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