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Eri-Canadians talk about bilingualism

Meseret.ca has an interesting discussion about the importance of young Eritreans (who grew up in the diaspora) to learn the native language of their parents (they talk mostly of Tigrigna). The issues they talk about are pretty interesting… Watch live streaming video from mesradio at livestream.com

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July 13, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Eritrea, Tigrigna  No Comments

“How to play the Kirar” tutorial videos

I stumbled onto these two vids while scanning the net. Kirar Tutorial Part One Kirar Tutorial Part Two Cool, eh? I’m gonna whip out my old krar and try to learn some techniques. h/t: luwam_t ***Additional Edit*** Kirar Tutorial Part Three

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February 1, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Eritrea  No Comments

Simona’s nature adventures in Eritrea

I found a nice little cache of animated children’s stories and workbooks that have been translated to Tigrinya. I urge everyone to give them a quick look, each story also has an option to switch to the English translation. Simona’s Nature Adventures in Eritrea, East Africa Lucy Lava Light Magic What is a tree? Workbooks: […]

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December 15, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Eritrea, language, Tigrigna  No Comments

“My 15 min of ‘fame’ in Eritrea.”

A Nairobi based reporter (Shashank Bengali) tells of his live interview with Isaias on EriTV; anybody catch it?

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November 3, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Eritrea  No Comments

cityoneminutes – Asmara

A friend of mine emailed me this link a while ago, I really don’t know how to describe it. Here is a description of their site: Are you curious to know how people live on the other side of the world? What does Moscow look like between three and four in the afternoon? What happens […]

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October 14, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Eritrea, Miscellaneous  No Comments

Human Development Index

The Human Development Report 2009 came out today, it’s sort of like a ranking of the general standards of living in the world. Wikipedia has their index updated already. Here are a few selected countries and their score… 001 Norway 0.971 ▲ +0.001 004 Canada 0.966 ▲ +0.001 013 United States 0.956 ▲ +0.001 081 […]

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October 5, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: Africa, Eritrea  No Comments

heheh…

I have a bizarre sense of humour, but this caption/picture had me laughing… “Apparently they just got Ak47’s and Apple computers in Eritrea.”

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June 17, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Eritrea  No Comments

EriTV – Streaming Live On The Net

Most people in the Erispora (a cute portmanteau of “Eritrean” & “Diaspora;” of which I’m not the first to use…) already know this, so this post is for all of you  non-Eritreans. Eastafro.com is streaming Eritrean television (EriTV) free on the Internet for anybody to watch. So for all of you Tigrigna students who wished […]

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June 13, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Eritrea, Tigrigna  No Comments