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

Language of the Day


A language of Benin. Population: 364,000, all users. L1 users: 214,000 (2018). Includes 209,000 Yom and 4,820 Taneka (2018). L2 users: 150,000. Almost no monolinguals. Ethnic population: 300,000. 230,000 Yowa; 70,000 Tangma. Status: 5...
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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