A few days ago i read a topic on my friend Houssein’s blog in which he talked about the Berbers in Morocco, and how they won a very important fight to affirm their identity and got their language to be taught in schools.
Houssein went on to talk about Tunisia, and how people should start using arabic more.
I totally agree with Houssein, and i think that Tunisians should hold on to their arabic language, start using it more and even get to know it better, because language is one of the most important parts of one’s identity and if they let that go, then they’re losing part of who they are.
I see this problem even more than others maybe because i lived in another arab country, an eastern arab country which was Jordan, where arabic is used more than here and even the local dialect is more faithful to the arabic language than ours.
I think it’s great that the government is pushing for arabic in all domains and for all purposes, and i wish companies and people would follow.
We are arabs and arabic is our language, arabic is our identity, arabic is our history and culture, arabic is our heritage.
We should work hard not to let all that go, coz if we do then all we’re actually doing is losing sense of who we are, and losing the respect of everyone starting by our own respect for ourselves.
And people who think that talking another language is cool, then it’s not, what’s so cool about imitating someone and trying to be something you’re not ?
What is cool is to be yourself, be original and stick to who you are and what you believe.
Our language is one of the most beautiful languages ever, if not the most, so lets not let it go.