Colonial Shadows: How Language and Script Dominance Echo Past Conquests

Decoding the Linguistic Legacy of Colonial Powers

Wilbur Greene
Oct 21, 2023
9 min read
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Colonialism, a defining epoch that spanned several centuries, saw powerful nations expand their empires by establishing dominion over foreign territories. This period, marked by exploration, conquest, and the subjugation of indigenous peoples, fundamentally reshaped global politics, economies, and cultures. Beyond the tangible annexations of land and wealth, colonialism embarked on a subtler, more insidious conquest: the colonization of the mind.

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