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

Language of the Day
A language of Brazil. Population: No known L1 speakers. Survived into the 1980s. Ethnic population: 75 (Crevels 2012). Status: 9 (Dormant). Lg Use: Shifted to Tucano [tuo]. 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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