December 12, 2013
Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was mistaken for an al Qaeda convoy, local security officials said on Thursday.
The officials did not identify the plane in the strike in central al-Bayda province, but tribal…
by Dash Harris
1. Not everyone speaks Spanish
There are many languages and dialects spoken even within countries where the official language is Spanish. We have English, Portuguese, Haitian Kreyol, and other creole languages and dialects as well as indigenous languages such as Quechua.
There were about a two thousand other languages spoken throughout what is now Latin America before the sixteenth century…the number of languages spoken by non-Conquest peoples (i.e., indigenous, “native” Americans) in the region of Latin America (excluding Anglo North American regions) now stands at about 500, many spoken by so few people that those languages will cease to be native languages during this course of this century.