This is what happens when you stop speaking your native language

A member of the Kenana Arab tribe looks on during a tribal dance performance after ballot boxes were sealed on the last day of voting, at Galayat locality in South Kordofan State May 4, 2011. Sudanese voted on Monday in delayed elections in the north's main oil state, a poll that analysts fear could provoke violence in the countdown to the secession of the country's south in July.  The governorship vote in Southern Kordofan has also grabbed world attention because the candidate for the north's ruling party is Ahmed Haroun, a man wanted by the International Criminal Court over charges of war crimes in Darfur.       REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah (SUDAN - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS) - GM1E7550J6M01

"The language we are born hearing, however young, have a very strange way of staying with us". Image: REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Aamna Mohdin
Reporter, Quartz
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