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2009-02-20
International Mother Language Day, 21 February

Why do languages disappear? Which parts of the world are most affected? What can be done to save them? The new edition of the UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger aims to answer these questions. It will be presented to the press at UNESCO Headquarters on 19 February, on the eve of International Mother Language Day (21 February). The International Mother Language Day was initiated by UNESCO in 1999 and is since celebrated every year on 21 February. The day reminds of the cultural and linguistic diversity.

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http://www.unesco.org/culture/en/endangeredlanguages/atlas

Last update: 2009-05-10

 
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