International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day is 21 February 2006. (It’s a UNESCO thing.)

The world’s nearly 6,000 languages will be celebrated on International Mother Language Day, an event aimed at promoting linguistic diversity and multilingual education.

Ensuring that these languages can continue in use alongside the major international languages of communication is a genuine challenge to countries worldwide.

Today, about half of the 6,000 or so languages spoken in the world are under threat.

This year’s theme will be devoted to the topic of languages and cyberspace.

There’s also a Carnival of Blog Translation (details here). I’ll be translating something into Bardi for the occasion, to keep in practice.

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