Our correspondent struggles with the complexities of Amharic during his recent visit to Ethiopia.
Our correspondent, traipsing through Tanzania, tries his hand at Swahili.
Our correspondent believes it should be noted that English is widely spoken and understood in Malawi but where’s the fun in that?
Our correspondent has some time to spare in Nampula and gets to work learning northern Mozambique’s main dialect.
Our correspondent gets to grips with another of Mozambique’s numerous dialects.
Our correspondent, fixing for more bargaining in Indonesia, presents a guide to Bahasa.
Our correspondent steps onto Madura and, vernacular guide in tow, senses the rest of Indonesia withdrawing everso slightly.
Our correspondent shares a guide to Timor Leste’s native tongue.