Topic: Languages

Moroccan classroom in Rabat (photo: Reuters/Y. Boudial)

Moroccan school curricula

French, Arabic, Moroccan, Amazigh?

Three clay fragments bearing part of the Epic of Gilgamesh (photo: Osama Shukir Muhammed Armin; FRCP / CC-by-sa 4.0)

Treasures of the Ancient Middle East

Deciphering the first written language

Arab. Buchcover "Geschichten aus dem Sudan" von Lubna Isam

Lubna Isamʹs "Sudanese Tales”

Tradition in the present

View of the historic old town of Chefchaouen, Morocco (photo: picture-alliance)

The Maghrebʹs Moorish-Spanish legacy

Andalusia begins in northern Morocco

Arabic writing on a blackboard (photo: dpa)

The uncertain future of Modern Standard Arabic

A language in decline

It is two years since the summer of Germany′s open-door policy: volunteers assist refugees arriving at Munich railway station on 5 September 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Germany's refugee influx two years on

Where there's a will

Voting in the Algerian parliament (photo: Getty Images/AFP/F. Batiche)

Citizenship law reform in Algeria

The tug-of-war over identity

Kahel Kaschmiri rehearses his poems (photo: Stefan Rottkay/The PoetryProject)

Poems by young refugees

Holding back the tears

Turkish labourers in Germany; symbolic image of the labour recruitment anniversary (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

55 years of German-Turkish labour recruitment

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Integration is a crossroads

Woman during a Farsi language class in Iran (photo: ayaronline)

Mother-tongue instruction in multi-ethnic Iran

Linguistic diversity as opportunity

The Iranian author Fariba Vafi (photo: Maryam Aras)

Interview with the Iranian author Fariba Vafi

"Cliches have no place in writing″

Illustration from the "Thousand and One Nights": the virgin Scheherazade tells King Shariyar stories to save her own life (photo: picture-alliance/akg-images)

Goethe′s fascination with the "Thousand and One Nights"

Mephistopheles spoke; Scheherazade beguiled

Quote from a poem by Turgut Uyar with the hashtag #siirsokakta (source: Ozge Ozkul/bianet)

The #siirsokakta movement in Turkey

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The poem is on the street

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