International Mother Language Day

Today, the 21st of January, it is the International Mother Language Day, proclaimed by UNESCO.

There are close to 7,000 languages in the world, and half of them have fewer than 7,000 speakers each, less than a village. What is more, 80% of the world’s languages have fewer than 100,000 speakers, the size of a small town (Nicholas Ostler).

If languages do not exist, cultures disappear.

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