Tuesday, February 03, 2009


The five officially recognized minority languages in Sweden are:

Tornedalen Finnish or Meankeli: a dialect spoken in the far north in the Torne River Valley

I was surprised by the last two as I did not realise the Roma people had travelled that far north. 
Yiddish was officially recognized by the Swedish government in 1999. 

There were five winners who will carry over 5 points each to the next round in March. 

Three were from the USA, one from Denmark, and one from Wales. 


Blogger Mack said...


You haven't told how much previous contest winners will be handicapped. I think the winner of your last contest should have twice the handicap since they are too smart.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

You are all very smart.

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the "International Year of Languages" comes to an end on 21st February, you may be interested in the contribution, made by the World Esperanto Association, to UNESCO's campaign for the protection of endangered languages.

The following declaration was made in favour of Esperanto, by UNESCO at its Paris HQ in December 2008. http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=38420&URL_DO=DO_PRINTPAGE&URL_SECTION=201.html

The commitment to the campaign to save endangered languages was made, by the World Esperanto Association at the United Nations' Geneva HQ in September.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=eR7vD9kChBA&feature=related or http://www.lernu.net

7:59 AM  

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