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There are questions (as well as answers to them) that help to bind a community, a nation, and, sometimes, even a world—questions and answers that serve to generate common discourse. In November 1963, I was a fifth-grade student at Saint Anthony’s Grade school in Germantown, Wisconsin. On Friday, November 23, near the close of the
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A recent article in The Jakarta Post caught my eye: “Taking Action to Preserve Javanese Language.” It was about a youth community in Yogyakarta, working with Wikipedia in an effort to revitalize the Javanese vernacular. Such ventures are nothing new in linguistically-diverse Indonesia where, since even before independence in 1945, the credo of “One Language,
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No less than 20 Indonesian media organizations covered the two-day Hadhrami (Indonesian of Arab descent) Festival organized by Lontar and the Cultural Faculty of the University of Indonesia in early May. A range of print media, from Kompas – the country’s largest daily newspaper to religious and women’s affairs magazines in addition to assorted online news
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