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Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature

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International Mother Language Day
International Mother Language Day:
Promoting Multicultural and Multilingual Societies to preserve non-dominant, minority and indigenous languages

First proclaimed by UNESCO and later adopted by the UN General Assembly, International Mother Language Day underscores the role of languages in promoting inclusion and achieving sustainable development goals. Multilingual education policies, highlighted in the 2024 theme “Multilingual education – a pillar of learning and intergenerational learning”, are crucial for inclusive education and the preservation of indigenous languages. By starting education in the learner's mother tongue and gradually introducing other languages, barriers between home and school are bridged, facilitating effective learning. 

Click here to learn more about the importance of preserving indigenous languages, as well as the negative impact of fading languages on future generations.   


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