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    • chris (munich)
    • 24.04.12 | 12:55 (IDT)

    Languages are connected to people, who are not connected directly to land. This is why North America speaks European languages, for instance. Any claim that a particular language is essentially connected with a particular area of the Earth's surface loses all significance faced with the enormous span of human history and the multiple shifts of population.

    from the article: Hamas leaders to begin teaching Gaza children Hebrew
    First published 01:31 24.04.12 | Last updated 01:31 24.04.12
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