MAAYMauritian Association At York (Canada)
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Dentan (2002:178) also states that 'one euphemism for menstruents is maay crntooh, "people constrained to -ctooh", that is, to make the "blood sacrifice" '.
When the bilingual pilot project funded by the George Gund Foundation was conducted in 2006, 29 spoken languages (Braille and American Sign Language are also used for communication in the school) including nine African languages--Dinka, Nuer, Menda, Tswana, Bassa, Krui, Hausa, Maay, and Swahili, the lingua franca of East Africa, and Arabic as well as five Asian languages--Korean, Malay, Mandarin, Tamal, and Vietnamese--ten European languages--Bosnian, Croatian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian and Ukrainian and two indigenous languages--English Creole and Native American were spoken by the students, faculty and staff.
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It focuses on: "Introduction"; "Land"; "People" (place in society and social structures); "History" (colonial period, slavery, social impact of slavery, after slavery, 20th century, civil war, in refugee camps, and post-civil war); "Religious Life"; "Daily Life and Values" (family life, marriage and children, community life, festivities and ceremonies, diet, dress, and art, literature and music); "Language and Literacy" (Af Maay dialect and literacy); "Education"; "Resettlement Challenges" (housing, work and finances, health care, mental health, education, learning English, style of communication, special needs of women, and relations between Bantu and other Somalis); and "Af Maay Glossary." (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education.) (Contains 23 references.) (SM)
But now, through a surprising US government turn around, some 12,000 Af Maay (a variant of the Somali language) speaking Somali refugees may see such a dream realised.