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    How an Island in Italy Is Fighting Italian

    Would they ever give Italy the boot? Sardinia has begun teaching the local Sardo language in primary and middle schools, alongside Italian and English, in a bid to retain the island’s rich cultural identity. So far, they’ve invested more than 900,000 euros in the project — a significant chunk of Sardinia’s total annual budget of roughly 8 billion euros. But this is about more than just their ancient mother tongue. The islanders are also expressing their secessionist spirit through heritage preservation, increasingly using language as a political tool.

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