Monday, August 21, 2006

Voice of Vietnam broadcast first M'Nong ethnic language

Text of report in English by Vietnamese news agency VNA website

Dak Lak: Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) launched its first broadcast in the MÆNong ethnic language on 19 August. The MÆNong-language broadcast, the eleventh service of the VOV for ethnic minority groups, will be aired six times a day at 6020KHz SW (short wave), AM and FM. The 30 minute-broadcast will discuss local social-economic development and provide cultural programmes for MÆNong ethnic people.

The service is expected to help preserve the language and cultural characteristics of the Central HighlandsÆ ethnic group. VOV airs programmes in seven other Central HighlandÆs ethnic languages including Ede, Jrai, Bana, Sedang, KÆHo, HÆMong and Thai.

(Source: VNA news agency website, Hanoi, in English 20 Aug 06 via BBC Monitoring/R Netherlands Media Network weblog)