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  • Mar 13, 2012
  • 01:25 AM

Wisdom in tongues

Dirk Jena / Fiji Times
Since 2005, UNESCO has been working with the Marovo language-speaking communities in Western Solomon Islands on an environmental encyclopedia in the local language. A total of 211 Marovo-language assignments were written by students between eight and 16 years; it was the first time for about 90 per cent of them to write anything so substantial in their own language.

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