As our contribution to the celebration of International Mother Language Day, we are pleased to announce the release of the 24th edition of Ethnologue. Mother Language Day, February 21, reminds the world of the importance of the lesser-known languages of the world.
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A language of Iran, Islamic Republic of. Population: 250,000 (2021 DBS/DOOR/SIL). Estimated 165,000–330,000 deaf signers, assuming 0.2%–0.4% of total population. Ethnic population: 3,000,000 (2019). Total deaf and hard of hearing population...
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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