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: 84,700 (2018). Status: 6a (Vigorous). Lg Use: Used by all. Also use Fon [fon], French [fra], Gen [gej], Saxwe Gbe [sxw]. Second languages used in non-formal education, government offices,...
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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