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

Language of the Day
A language of Papua New Guinea. Population: 12,000 (2011 W. Eckermann). 4,800 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 12,500. Status: 5 (Developing). Lg Use: Vigorous. Yabem [jae] decreasingly used in religious services, being...
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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