2019 named as the International Year of Indigenous Languages.

 

Last updated 2/1/2019 at 9:34am

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New York-The United Nations General Assembly has named 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. The UN typically chooses a different topic each year to raise awareness about issues that have an international impact.

In this case, the UN's intention is to highlight the need to preserve, revitalize and promote the use of the world's estimated 7,000 Indigenous languages-2,680 of which are considered to be in danger.

"Languages play a crucial role in the daily lives of people, not only as a tool for communication, education, social integration and development, but also as a repos...



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