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Is Swahili a Pidgin?

A blog that I read recently had a post that described the east-African language of Swahili, as a pidgin. Here is a quote: …my mother was born in East Africa (Uganda) and I wanted to feel a trace of what she once knew. Being under this sky, on this land, the pidgin that is Swahili […]

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July 21, 2008  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Africa, language, Linguistics  6 Comments

This seems to be bigger then I thought…

Hijab Hillary: Mrs. Clinton Wears Muslim Thing! Will the shameful photographs of Democrats wearing “race clothing” ever end? Probably not! Here’s a picture of Hillary wearing the traditional Muslim wife’s “hijab,” which is just one letter away from “jihad.” What terrible opponent is leaking this smear photo on the Internets? The William Jefferson Clinton Presidential […]

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February 26, 2008  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Africa, Eritrea, Tigrigna, world events  No Comments

A small note for the record…

It seems that there a quite a few bloggers who have been calling this (the article that Hillary Clinton is wearing) a Hijab. It’s not a Hijab; it is a traditional dress worn by Christian Eritrean and Ethiopian women.

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February 25, 2008  Tags: ,   Posted in: Africa, Eritrea, world events  One Comment

Hillary lives in a glass house…

This is a language website and I hate people who blog about politics, but I just saw this on the BBC… Robed Obama picture ignites row The photo of Barack Obama was taken during a 2006 trip US Democratic front-runners Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have traded accusations over a photo of Mr Obama circulating […]

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February 25, 2008  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Africa, Eritrea, world events  4 Comments


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