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How to Stop the Dhivehi Language From Dying

Written by Rezwan On 14 June 2014 @ 15:51 pm | No Comments

In Arts & Culture, Development, English, Language, Maldives, Quick Reads, South Asia

Dhivehi [1], the national language of Maldives, is a pidgin language spoken primarily by the Maldivians. However, practically every Maldivian speaks English, the unofficial second language, because it’s the language used in Maldivian school curricula.

Lack of proper language standards is impeding the growth of Dhivehi. Aishath Khashia [2] at Work of Art discusses the challenges the Dhivehi language is facing and how to develop and spread it.


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[1] Dhivehi: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maldivian_language

[2] Aishath Khashia: http://hudhuhandhu.com/2014/05/21/dhivehi-a-language-on-its-deathbed/

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