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2019 edition of International Translation Day (ITD)

The International Translation Day (ITD) is celebrated every year on 30th of September to pay tribute to the work of language professionals. The 2019 theme  “Translation and Indigenous Languages”, focuses on the indigenous languages that are in danger of disappearing. 


September 30: World Translation Day

The World Translation Day is marked by the United Nations to pay tribute to the language professionals. By this, the organization plays a crucial role in bringing nations together. This strengthens cooperation, understanding, facilitates dialogues, contributes to development and strengthens world peace and security. The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution in 2017 to ..




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 ..


Languages of the World

Contrary to the popular misconception that India has the most no. of different languages that are spoken in one country, the title actually belongs to the nation of Papua New Guinea. While a total of 840 languages are spoken in Papua New Guinea, over 453 languages are spoken in India and it holds the distinction ..


Papua New Guinea highest number of ‘living’ indigenous languages in world

Ethnologue (a directory of languages) lists 7,111 living languages worldwide (languages that are still being used and spoken by people). According to it, Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has the highest number of ‘living’ indigenous languages in the world (840), while India stands 4th with 453. Interestingly, the U.S. (335 languages) and ..