International Mother Tongue Day: bilingual stories from indigenous Suriname

February 21 is International Mother Tongue Day, proclaimed by UNESCO to bring to attention the appr. 6000 languages spoken worldwide. In the interior of Surinam International Mother Tongue Day was celebrated for the first time in 2009.

On this occasion a small booklet was published, with unique stories both in Kari’na and Dutch. Schoolkids from the indigenous village Galibi illustrated the booklet beautifully. The booklet may be ordered by e-mail at the VIDS office in Paramaribo.