The Traveling Linguiphile
Meet GIM Content Management CEO, Carreen Schroeder, and her growing team of exceptional writers, Cullen, Ronait, and Virginia. Carreen has loved languages and cultures throughout her life. Having grown up in Canada, Carreen speaks English and French. She dabbles in Spanish and has even tried her hand at Swahili after visiting Nairobi, Kenya. Carreen’s team of writers also come from a language background and have traveled the world. Join Carreen, the “Traveling Linguaphile”, Cullen, Ronait, and Virginia, as they pay respect to the world’s rich multicultural and multilingual communities.
Join GIM’s contributing writer, Virginia Gonzalez, as she takes us all on a magical journey throughout Macchu Picchu.
Bolivia, a beautiful country located in central South America, is home to part of the Andes Mountains, the Atacama Desert, and the Amazon Basin rainforest. It is simply a magnificent county to visit. As in most South American countries, Spanish is the most spoken language in Bolivia. However, in contrast to people in other Spanish-speaking countries, Bolivians still embrace their native dialects such as Quechua, Aymara, and Guaraní.
Bali is known as the “Island of the goods” not only because of its magic and landscapes but also due to the number of ancient temples that you can find. Although the official language is Bahasa Indonesia, on this island, the Balinese language is predominantly spoken. Welcome to one of the most romantic islands in the world!
Did you know that Basque is one of the oldest languages in Western Europe? For centuries, linguists and historians have analyzed, deconstructed, studied, and tried to trace the Basque language back to its roots. Yet to this day, nobody has been able to pinpoint its exact origin. Find out more – come along and explore this amazing part of the world with us!
« Ma chère et belle France, tel est le rêve que je porte dans mon cœur. À la prochaine, Carreen . » The Traveling Linguaphile recalls her time in France.
As little as 51 percent of New Yorkers speak English at home. Not surprisingly, Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language. It is spoken at home by nearly 25 percent of NYC residents amounting to roughly 1.87 million people. In fact, New York is home to as many as 800 languages and is often referred to as the world’s most linguistically diverse cities — and it is for this very reason, that I feel right at home.
Derived from the Spanish words for shallow, (baja) and sea, (mar), the Bahamas consists of more than 700 islands spread out over 100,000 square miles (258,998.8 km) in the Atlantic Ocean. Yes, 700. I bet that surprised you, didn’t it?