The Impact of Imperialism on Communication: Understanding the Past to Shape a More Equitable Future

Shuvo Shams
3 min readJan 4

Imperialism is the extension of a nation’s power and influence through colonization, use of military force, or other means. Throughout history, imperialism has had a significant impact on communication.

One way in which imperialism has affected communication is through the spread of language. When a nation or empire colonizes a region, the colonizers often bring their language with them, which can lead to the suppression of the indigenous languages. For example…

Shuvo Shams

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