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Mother Language Day celebrates multilingualism and cultural diversity

Mother Language Day celebrates multilingualism and cultural diversity

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Thursday, 21 February is International Mother Language Day – a day set aside to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.

It is estimated that every two weeks a language goes extinct. But why try to protect these languages?  What is the real significance of this Day?

UN News’s Paulina Greer posed these questions to the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Ambassador Masud Bin Momen.

Audio Credit
Paulina Greer, UN News
Audio Duration
5'27"
Photo Credit
UN Photo/Manuel Elías