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speaking countries. This posed as a serious problem because of Australia’s proximity to Asian countries. New Zealand- More than 10 percent of the people in New Zealand are Maori, descendants of Polynesian people who migrated there around 1,000 years ago. New Zealand has adopted policies to preserve the Maori language. Maori has thus become one of New Zealand’s three official languages (along with English and sign language). However, only 1 percent of New Zealanders are fluent in Maori.9
The Cultural Landscapeby RubensteinChapter 5: Languages4.Define lingua franca5.Define pidgin language6.How has expansion diffusion occurred with English? Give threeexamples.7.Does the United States have an official language? Why or why not?8.Discuss how the French language is important in Canada.9.Why is much of the internet in English? Why might this be problematic?10
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Language family,Indo-European languages,Germanic languages