International Mother Language Day 2023


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 International Mother Language Day February 21, 2023

International Mother Language Day aims to safeguard linguistic diversity and the unique opportunities, traditions, memory, modes of thinking and expression that lived languages preserve.
According to the UN, "Every two weeks a language disappears taking with it an entire cultural and intellectual heritage. At least 43% of the estimated 6000 languages spoken in the world are endangered. Only a few hundred languages have genuinely been given a place in education systems and the public domain, and less than a hundred are used in the digital world."
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