As our contribution to the celebration of International Mother Language Day, we are pleased to announce the

Language of the Day
A language of China. Population: 10,000 (Pelkey 2011), decreasing. Ethnic population: 12,000. Status: 6b (Threatened). Language of recognized nationality: Yi. Lg Use: Some young people, all adults. Lg Development:
Map of translations of 'wash your hands'

Coronavirus and Local Languages: How do you say, "wash your hands"?

All of us are at risk. And for the millions who speak a lesser-known language, that risk is compounded by the lack of health materials in a language they understand.

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