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  • Mar 14, 2012
  • 10:27 PM

Estonian Language Celebrated All Around the World on Mother Tongue Day
Today, on Mother Tongue Day, the Estonian language is being celebrated not only at home but everywhere Estonian is spoken. Kristjan Jaak Petersons statue in TartuKristjan Jaak Petersons statue in TartuIn Riga, students studying Estonian at the University of Latvia will read poetry at the city's monument to Kristjan Jaak Peterson, the Keats contemporary who laid a foundation for Estonian poetry before his death in his early twenties.
  • Mar 14, 2012
  • 10:19 PM

Happy Estonian Language Day!

Today, March 14, is Estonia's Native Language Day (Emakeelepäev). The date was established as a national holiday in 1999, on the anniversary of the birth of poet Kristjan Jaak Peterson.

Estonian is spoken by a little over 1 million people, and unlike most European languages, is a member of the Uralic language family: It is related to languages like Finnish, Livonian, Veps, Karelian, and more distantly to Hungarian, Khanty, Mansi, the Sami languages, and the Samoyedic languages. Estonian's southern dialect Võro is considered by many to be a distinct language.

  • Mar 14, 2012
  • 12:04 PM

A Dialect is Preserved on Mother Tongue Day

Ott Tammik / ERR
As the country marks Mother Tongue Day, most are celebrating standard Estonian, but other dialects are held dear as well. When an ERR radio station recently discontinued a news program produced in the Kihnu dialect - the language of a small island off the southwestern coast - two grade school students took over.
  • Mar 12, 2012
  • 02:32 AM

Run for your language!

Marie Madden / Galway Independent
Thousands of people will carry a specially designed baton with a hidden message of support for the Irish language from person to person, community to community, to the finishing line on Inis Mór where it will be revealed. Over 20,000 people took part in the first Rith that was held in Ireland in 2010. This year, the run aims to be even bigger whilst also raising money to support the Irish language in communities throughout Ireland.
  • Mar 09, 2012
  • 11:25 AM

CHamoru Language Competition "Inachá’igen Fino’ CHamoru 2012"

Pacific News Center
Guam - CHamoru language competition as part of the University of Guam’s Charter Day activities on its 60th Anniversary. As in the past competitions, 215 UOG CHamoru language students are assisting.
  • Mar 07, 2012
  • 11:49 AM

Armenia hosts World Russian Language and Literature Contest

Vestnik Kavkaza
The contest is to popularize Russian language as an instrument of interethnic communication. Gurgen Barikyan, Executive Director of the Russian Education and Methodology Center of Russian Language, PhD in Pedagogue Sciences, informed pupils, students and Russian language teachers about the rule and terms of contest.
  • Mar 02, 2012
  • 03:52 PM

Use Cornish for Pirantide

Cornish Language Partnership
Pirantide is fast approaching and this year MAGA is encouraging everyone, Cornish speaker or not, to use a phrase or two of Cornish on St Piran’s Day.
  • Mar 01, 2012
  • 02:22 PM

Seachtain na Gaeilge events

Derry Journal
The Irish language will be celebrated across the north west next week during Seachtain na Gaeilge. The ten day series of events will include workshops, information sessions, as well as music and dancing events, culminating with the St Patrick’s Day celebrations on March 17th.
  • Feb 29, 2012
  • 11:09 AM

Derbent hosts a conference on the study of native languages

Jasmina Alikhanova / Republican Information Agency
On February 27 Derbent Teachers’ College held a conference dedicated to the International Mother’s Language Day and aimed to promote linguistic and cultural dialogue. As to the educational institution officer, the conference participants were the students and teachers of Caucasian languages of the Ccollege and the municipal schools.
  • Feb 28, 2012
  • 04:29 PM

Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair registration open

Cherokee Phoenix
NORMAN, Okla. – Registration is open for the two-day Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair to be held April 2-3. The fair is an annual competition held for Native students from throughout the state. In 2011, more than 600 students spoke 32 Native American languages during the fair at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.
  • Feb 28, 2012
  • 03:35 PM

NMC to mark World Arabic Language Day

WAM - Emirates News Agency
UAE will mark the World Arabic Language Day on Thursday and Sharjah will be hosting a ceremony on this occasion under the patronage of H. H. Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council member and ruler of Sharjah.
  • Feb 22, 2012
  • 12:00 AM

Border melts as India, Bangladesh celebrate Mother Language Day

Sujit Chakraborty /
Akhaurah (India-Bangladesh border) : With hundreds and thousands of people from either side of the border present and vivid functions and commemorations of the language martyrs, India and Bangladesh Tuesday jointly organised the International Mother Language Day.
  • Jan 11, 2012
  • 05:17 PM

900 languages to be represented at Bhasha Vasudha

Times of India
VADODARA: The city will turn into a melting pot of languages this weekend. It will host 'Bhasha Vasudha' - a global languages conference - that will be attended by persons representing around 900 languages from across the globe and is touted to be unprecedented in scale.
  • Dec 20, 2011
  • 10:39 PM

Arohatia te reo theme for 2012 Maori language week 2012

Radio New Zealand
The Maori Language Commission is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012 with the theme arohatia te reo, or cherish the language.
  • Dec 20, 2011
  • 06:48 PM

Nepali Language day observed
Imphal, December 19 2011: Nepali Sahitya Parishad Manipur (NSPM) in coordination with Bhasha Divas Ayajak Samity, Maohing observed the 19th Language Day on December 18 at Community Hall of Maohing, informed a release issued by NSPM.
  • Dec 14, 2011
  • 11:08 PM

UN in Armenia Marks Arabic Language Day

Hetq Online
Arabic Language Day at the UN is celebrated on 18 December, the date on which the United Nations General Assembly designated Arabic as the sixth official language of the United Nations in 1973.
  • Dec 12, 2011
  • 11:51 PM

The Talkley Award – a word nerd's night of nights

Piers Kelly / Crikey
The award acknowledges the contributions of Australian linguists who promote language awareness in the public arena. As well as her appearances on ABC radio and television, Burridge was recognised for her part in getting linguistics into Victorian high schools and for her contributions to the development of the national curriculum.
  • Dec 11, 2011
  • 11:11 PM

Syria plans Persian language and literature Olympiad

Iran Radio Culture
According to the IRNA, the objective of this scientific Olympiad is identifying the talents and potentials of the non-Persian speaking scholars of the Persian language and literature, as well as comprehensive deepening, strengthening, and expansion of the Persian language and literature’s status abroad.
  • Dec 04, 2011
  • 02:31 PM

Fascinating insight into Pictish culture

Forfar Today
Guto’s subject will be “So what did the Picts speak then? A Historiography of opinions on the language of the Picts.” This will be an overview of writing and thinking on the Pictish language from the earliest times to the present. What people thought of it, what were their motives and how and why the thinking evolves, culminating in the present viewpoint.