International Mother Language Day 2019

UNESCO Poster February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999 to celebrated linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Events, workshops and even tweets on this date promote awareness. Hashtags: #imld19, #dilm19, #LenguaMaterna UNESCO: “UNESCO believes in the importance of cultural and linguistic diversity for sustainable societies. It is within its mandate …

International Mother Language Day

Poster: International Mother Language Day = Dia Internacional de la Lengua Materna February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999 to celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Events, workshops and even tweets on this date promote awareness. Hashtags: #dilm, #LenguaMaterna UNESCO: “Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and …

Māori Vocabulary

Map For those learning the Māori language: Features Haka Iwi Kahu huruhuru Kanohi ki te kanohi Kaitiakitanga Marae Matariki Pōwhiri Tangata whenua Vocabulary Aotearoa – New Zealand or the Land of the Long White Cloud Ahuriri = Airport āpōpō = Tomorrow Aroha = Love, compassion Hangi = Cooking underground with hot stones Haere mai = …

Dizhsa Nabani

Poster For anyone keen on Indigenous languages, language revitalization and the International Year of Indigenous Languages (2019 at its finest!), this conversation spotlights a favorite new video series: Dizhsa Nabani = Lengua Viva = Living Language, a documentary project on Zapotec language and identity in San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, Oaxaca, Mexico. Thank you, thank you, thank …

2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

Photo: Tienda Ayuuk, Clay Rabbits Mark your calendar. 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages (Año Internacional de las Lenguas Indígenas). Hashtags: #iyil2019, #2019iyil Planeta.com will be updating relevant features that showcase successful language conservation campaigns including Dizhsa Nabani,  #UsaTuVoz , Kumoontun, and Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Suggestions are welcome …

Māori Language

Planeta.com spotlights the annual Māori Language Week. We are updating this page with key links, headlines and links to social web channels including Facebook and Twitter. Suggestions are welcome. Key Links Māori Language Commission http://www.tetaurawhiri.govt.nz/livestream/ Headlines Meet Aoife Finn: An Irishwoman who has never been to NZ but is mad about te reo – @aoinifh …