February 21: International Mother Language Day. International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. The date represents the day in 1952 when students demonstrating for recognition of their language, Bangla, as one of the two national languages of the then Pakistan, were shot and killed by police in Dhaka, the capital of what is now Bangladesh.
Sunday is International Mother Language Day!Which is your mother tongue?Do you speak a language that is endangered?Have you been educated in your native language? Check out this interactive UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger.