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United Nations Declared 2019 as International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019

International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019

United Nations Declared 2019 as International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019

  • Indigenous languages in particular are a significant factor in a wide range of other indigenous issues, notably education, scientific and technological development, biosphere and the environment, freedom of expression, employment and social inclusion.
  • In response to these threats, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a Resolution on ‘Rights of Indigenous Peoples’, proclaiming 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages.
  • Languages play a crucially important role in the daily lives of all peoples, are pivotal in the areas of human rights protection, peace building and sustainable development, through ensuring cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue. 
  • However, despite their immense value, languages around the world continue to disappear at an alarming rate due to a variety of factors. Many of them are indigenous languages.
சர்வதேச  உள்நாட்டு மொழிகள் ஆண்டு - 2019
  • உள்நாட்டு மொழிகளின் முக்கியத்துவம் குறித்த விழிப்புணர்வுக்காக, ஐக்கிய நாடுகளின் பொதுச் சபை, 2019 ஆண்டினை, "சர்வதேச  உள்நாட்டு மொழிகள் ஆண்டாக" (International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019) கடைபிடிக்க முடிவு செய்துள்ளது.
Why Indigenous Languages?

Knowledge: Unique systems of knowledge and understanding of the world

Peace: Sustainable development, investment, peace building and reconciliation

Rights: Fundamental human rights and freedoms for indigenous peoples

Inclusion: Fundamental human rights and freedoms for indigenous peoples

Diversity: Cultural values, diversity and heritage

World Language Facts

7 thousand - Languages spoken worldwide

370 million - Indigenous people in the world

90 countries - With indigenous communities

5 thousand - Different indigenous cultures

2680 languages - In danger.

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