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International Mother Language Day

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Today is the day of promotion awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism which proclaimed on XXX Session of the General Conference of UNESCO. It celebrated each year on 21 February since 2000. According to UNESCO data about half of 6000 spoken languages are endangered disappearance. Languages which speak less than 100 people are not supported documentary. The basis for the declaration of this day was the decision of Pakistan Government to announce Urdu language the only official language in spite of the fact, that Urdu was a mother tongue only for 3% of population. People started to protest against this because in East Pakistan the main language was Bangla. During the demonstrations several students-demonstrators were killed. After the announcement of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) independent this day is celebrated as the day of martyrs. Later on the proposal of Bangladesh this day became International Mother Language Day of promotion recognition and usage of mother language, especially languages of national minorities. Our bureau Dictum Factum would be glad to help you with translations from many languages. Remember, recognition and respect of all the languages are the key to preservation of peace.

 

 
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