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Media: Burushaski Language Preservation

Submitter: Michael Cahill

Submitter Email: mike_cahill@sil.org
Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable

Subject Language(s): Burushaski

Media Body: An interesting article by Alyssa Scavetta for the Denton Record Chronicle,
a Texas based newspaper, about the Burushaski language documentation and
preservation work of University of North Texas linguistics professor Sadaf
Munshi. Buruskaki is spoken in the Northern Areas of Pakistan.

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Issue Number: 22.1442
Date Posted: March 28, 2011

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