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Translation error uncovered (FAKE NEWS)

 

Courtesy Photo A statue of Chief Niwot depicts the man prominently showing his right hand, further evidence that translations have been incorrect up to now.

A cross-disciplinary research effort by a number of professors at the University of Colorado-Boulder and Colorado State University has uncovered a surprising mistake in the translation of the Arapaho language. The Arapaho word “niwot” or “nowoo3” in the Hinono’ei language, which has long been thought to mean “left-hand,” turns out to instead be correctly translated as “right-hand.”

A similar (but never corrected) error occurred in the middle ages when priests were told to be “celibate” when later research showed the original Greek word turned out to be correctly trans...



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