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.
Language of the Day
A language of Timor-Leste. Population: 230,000 (2020 World Factbook). Status: 6a* (Vigorous). Lg Use: Second most widely spoken language of East Timor. Most also use Tetun Dili [tdt] (Williams-van Klinken et al 2002). Lg...
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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