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IS ARABIC AN ALIEN LANGUAGE TO ERITREA?

08 Dec 2016

I am amazed, as others, with the uneducated musings of some Eritreans on the comment section of awate.com, under the article USE: The United States of Eritrea, written by Ahmedin Osman and posted on November 28, 2016. The first most close-minded and unenlightened remark says, “Arabic has no root in Eritrea.”  The second reads, “Muslims prefer their religion to national identity...”Is it enough to tell these folks:Do Eritrea a favour and keep quiet?I trust it is not. Essentially, it is important for us, Eritreans, to have a sense of our own history and know how we came to be what we are today, recommitting to values of respect and inclusion.