International Mother Language Day (21 February 2006)
The world's nearly 6,000 languages will be celebrated on International
Mother Language Day, an event aimed at promoting linguistic diversity
and multilingual education.
Ensuring that these languages can continue in use alongside the major
international languages of communication is a genuine challenge to
Today, about half of the 6,000 or so languages spoken in the world are
This year's theme will be devoted to the topic of languages and