Where does my child live?

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I would like to sometime visit my child and he lives in indonesia and i would like to speak his language.
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I would also like to know where my child lives so I can learn his language. I was reading online that there are many different languages just in Uganda alone!
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Rachel, Emmanuel's church service is given in the local dialect of Kupsabiny and in English. It looks like Emmanuel actually does know English though, because he wrote his first letter to you in English :). Again, it would be cool for him to teach you a few sayings in his local dialect though!
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Hi Evelyn! Nelson lives on a smaller island just of the coast of the most western island of Indonesia. That's a mouthful of a location isn't it? Look up North Sumatra, Indonesia and you will have a clear picture of the area where he lives. His island is just left of that region in Indonesia. Regrettably, I don't know what language exactly Nelson speaks at home, but I do know that his church service is spoken in the local language of Nias. Any time you visit with a child in the program, there will be a translator with you to help with the language barrier, but I bet he would be excited to hear you try speaking his language. I would maybe recommend asking him to teach you how to say a few basic sayings in his language too! It would be a really fun opportunity for him to teach you something :).
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Evelyn, more power to you if you can learn Indonesian. It is a very interesting language. This is a comment I copied from an Indonesian friend's page. " Kalo besoknya mau pulang, pasti ga bisa tidur." Translated, that is "If the next day to go home , certainly could not sleep." I don't know the age of your child, but Indonesian kids learn English fairly early. Several of my Indonesian FB friends, are former Compassion kids.

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