Language and Culture

Culture, of which language is often an integral part, is an issue which can quickly divide a country, even without monetary or religious aspects.

Further, many minority cultures are under threat, not only by the majority culture of the country, but by international cultures. It is the obligation of both the minority and the majority to protect and cherish the minority's culture and language.

It is not enough that the minority language and culture be permitted; it must be protected, promoted, and cherished by the majority. While is it true that the disappearance of a minority culture would take much pressure off the rest of the country, this seldom happens. Rather, threats to that culture rouse its participants to think that they could do better in their own country.

This should not happen.

 


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