ERIC Number: EJ635625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
How a Strong Government Backed an African Language: The Lessons of Somalia.
Warsame, Ali A.
International Review of Education, v47 n3-4 p341-360 Jul 2001
Reports that English, Italian, and Arabic were the official languages of Somalia 1960, even though 95% of the population spoke Somali. However, under a totalitarian regime that came to power in the early 1970's, Somalia was able to promote Somali as the official language. Offers guidance for implementation of literacy campaigns. (Contains 18 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Somalia