2019 edition of World Tribal Day (WTD)
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (or World Tribal Day) is observed on August 9 to front-up and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. The 2019 theme is ‘Indigenous Languages’. It was reported in the year 2016 that about 2680 indigenous languages were in danger and on the verge of getting extinct. To safeguard the loss of these indigenous languages, the United Nations (UN) has designated 2019 to be the International Year of Indigenous Languages. This will help in persuading, convincing and creating awareness to people about the Indigenous Languages.
Topics: Ethnic groups • Ethnology • Indigenous language • Indigenous peoples of the Americas • Indigenous rights • International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples • International Year of Indigenous Languages • Language