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Kachin Work to Preserve Language in Myanmar

Once forbidden under Myanmar’s military rule, ethnic minority languages are now allowed to be taught in public government schools since 2012 - but mostly with private teachers after regular hours. However, in areas of Kachin state and other regions still controlled by ethnic armed groups, the traditional dialects prevail, with  Burmese  language included as a second language.  Steve Sandford talks to those working in the field that continue to use the local language.

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