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Contributors

Jeremie Davis
Born in France, raised in the mean streets of Lynn, Massachusetts and educated in Sapporo Japan, Jeremie is the main contributor to TenguGo.

He gives special thanks to Naff Sensei, Ito Sensei, Karim Mouhib, the Arabic Language Institute in Fez and the MIT Korean community for getting him on track.

Alaina Farabaugh
Alaina Farabaugh is a Boston-based language educator and administrator who teaches both English and Spanish. She received a master's degree in linguistics from the University of Pittsburgh, where her love affair with the Arabic language began.

An avid traveler, she has taught in five different countries and speaks several languages. Aside from learning languages, Alaina also enjoys thinking about languages, reading about languages, and helping other people learn new languages.

Tahir Albakaa
Tahir Albakaa is an Iraqi historian who received his Master's degree and Ph.D in Modern History from Baghdad University.

Tahir worked at Al-Mustansiriya University from 1983 to 2003 and is the former President of the University. Tahir was the Minister of Higher Education from 2004 to 2005, a member of the Iraqi National Assembly in 2005, and a member of the Iraqi Constitution Writing Committee.

He teaches at Suffolk University and has published six books and sixty-five papers.

Andrea Castonguay
Historian, humanist, and trivia-know-it-all, Andrea Castonguay spends her days toiling for the man and her nights parsing nouns and meditating on lost book cultures. She speaks three languages, can pass a Latin exam, and is working on Arabic, insh'allah.

Christine Wilson
Christine Wilson is a professional student and computer programmer at the University of Pittsburgh. She is deeply intrigued by foreign languages and cultures, and spends the majority of her spare time feeding her Arabic obsession through classes, reading, listening to Arabic music and finding opportunities to immerse herself in the culture and speak Arabic with others. She recently completed the Arabic Studies Certificate at the University of Pittsburgh and organizes a weekly Arabic Language Meetup.

James McQuoid
Itinerant wordsmith and devoted student of the Japanese and Russian languages. When not reading old church Slavonik or recompiling the Linux kernel Jim can be found delivering important parcels as his alter-ego: McGulliver Bike Courier.

Bassam Kurdali
Bassam Kurdali is the director of Elephants Dream, the first open movie made within the Blender community. He is currently working on Tube, another short film made in Blender.

Samurai White
Expert in medical illustrations and rock posters: check out her site at www.samuraiwhite.com .