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Today is the International Mother Language Day. But I don't think that many people know about it. On this day on 1952 Bangladesh faught and claimed the right to speak in their mother tongue BANGLA...

Who else has this honour?

6 comments:

  1. Hey, Irtiza.

    We don't have an honor like yours, as we speak the languages (Spanish and English) of the empires who had ruled over us (one still does).

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  2. On the occasion of International Mother Language Day on 21st February, you may be interested in the contribution, made by the World Esperanto Association, to UNESCO's campaign for the protection of endangered languages.

    The following declaration was made in favour of Esperanto, by UNESCO at its Paris HQ in December 2008. http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=38420&URL_DO=DO_PRINTPAGE&URL_SECTION=201.html

    The commitment to the campaign to save endangered languages was made, by the World Esperanto Association at the United Nations' Geneva HQ in September.
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=eR7vD9kChBA&feature=related or http://www.lernu.net

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  3. I don't know that this kind of occasions exist. Thanks for posting it up. Will save and mark the date.

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  4. Mother Languages and the rights to speak it or not... something that causes alot of isues all over the world... Also here in Belgium.

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  5. Thanks to share and broadcast around all.

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  6. I'd never have known about different Mother Language Days if I did not found your blog. Thanks for the interesting info.

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