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‘French Language Day’ celebrated on March 20

The United Nations introduced Language Days in 2010, to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity of various languages. The United Nations celebrates six Language Days each year, dedicated to the six official languages ​​of the UN, namely Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. Among them, the ‘French Language Day’ is celebrated on March 20, which marks ..

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UNESCO celebrates International Mother Language Day

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched International Mother Language Day (IMLD) in 1991, with an objective of gaining global support for preserving the diversity of languages, with special focus on indigenous languages. This year, UNESCO has declared ‘Languages without borders’ as the theme for International Mother Language Day 2020. In India, ..

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22nd edition of Ethnologue released

The 22nd edition of the world language database Ethnologue was recently released. As per the list, Hindi is the third most spoken language of the world in 2019. The language is spoken by nearly 615 million speakers. English is placed at the top of the database with 1132 million speakers while Chinese Mandarin is at ..

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January 10: World Hindi Day

The World Hindi day is celebrated every year on January 10 in order to promote the language world-wide. It is celebrated by Indian Embassies that are located all over the world. The day is being celebrated world wide since 2006. Significance Hindi is the fifth largely spoken language in the world. It is spoken in ..

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World’s New Nation: Bougainville gains independence from Papua New Guinea

On December 11, 2019, the South Pacific Archipelago of Bougainville voted to become independent of Papua New Guinea. Around 98% of 1,81,067 voters voted to get independent from Papua New Guinea. Bougainville It is the largest island of the Solomon Islands Archipelago. The island has the world’s largest copper deposits. The most widely spoken language ..

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