NG Revisited: International Mother Language Day

Foreign language dictionaries and phrase books. Photo by Mark Thiessen.

Every 14 days a language dies, according to the Enduring Voices Project. February 21st is International Mother Language Day, as proclaimed by the United Nations, “…to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.” Languages represent who we are, and sometimes who we were. Find out where languages are most at risk of disappearing on an interactive map. Then meet the Hadza of Tanzania who speak an isolate language, unrelated to any other living language. Finally, author Peter Hessler examines the transformative power of learning a second language.

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