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Book launch - Birds of the Middle East in Arabic

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Old Saturday 11th March 2017, 18:30   #1
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Book launch - Birds of the Middle East in Arabic

Today, the Birds of the Middle East, Arabic version was launched in Dubai. It has been a formidable undertaking to translate (and update) the English-language version into Arabic in a form that is agreed across the Arabic-speaking world. Amongst the difficulties to overcome was to establish common names of bird species, many regions having had their own well-established vernacular versions. See http://www.osme.org/content/arabic-v...ially-launched.

To follow is an app that should be released by the end of this year, if development continues at the current pace.
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Will be interesting to see the uptake.

If they don't sell maybe give them away in schoolls, catch em young.


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