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A sign (left) outside a Mongolian-language school in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, reads: "When the people have conviction, the state has strength and the ethnic minorities have hope." The sign at right says: "Rule of law." Emily Feng/NPR hide caption

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Parents Keep Children Home As China Limits Mongolian Language In The Classroom

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In a small Malaysian village, some residents speak a language that linguists had never before identified. It has now been documented, under the name Jedek, by Swedish researchers. Niclas Burenhult/Lund University hide caption

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Shanghai pedicurist Ju-wen Zu and NPR's Aarti Shahani talk, aided by a translation app that may change the way we travel abroad forever. Aarti Shahani/NPR hide caption

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Finding A Pedicure In China, Using Cutting-Edge Translation Apps

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Nazmiye Cakir, a 60-year-old "bird whistler," learned the whistled language from her grandparents, and still uses it. "The one thing you don't whistle about is your love talk," she says with a laugh, "because you'll get caught!" Gokce Saracoglu/for NPR hide caption

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In A Turkish Village, A Conversation With Whistles, Not Words

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Michael Dorn as Worf, a Klingon, in the 1998 movie, Star Trek: Insurrection. Paramount Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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