It’s time to celebrate! Today, February 21, is International Mother Language Day. It is a day that is marked by the International authority, UNESCO, to mark and celebrate the many varied languages that humans across he world have developed in order to communicate with each other.
A ‘mother tongue’ is the language spoken in a community. For example, if you are Gujarati, that is your mother tongue, while English may be the language you use most to communicate with others.
Fun fact: There are approximately 6,000 languages spoken in the world! It is estimated that 43% of them are ‘endangered’.
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Written by: Sunaina Murthy