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: 6,000 (2015 SIL), increasing. Ethnic population: 6,000 (2015 SIL). Includes 3,500 in the traditional area (2015 J. Brownie). Status: 5 (Developing). Lg Use: Vigorous. Spoken by...
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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