Kariā€™na is one of the severely endangered languages of Suriname and Galibi is the only community where the language is still widely spoken. In fact, the parents, village leaders and teachers of Galibi have been the driving force behind our pilot project to design bilingual education materials and to train teachers in…

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UNESCO has long insisted that languages play an essential role in reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In a brochure released last year UNESCO explains why. Among others: Languages are essential to achieving universal primary education (MDG 2). the safeguarding of local and indigenous knowledge and know-how with a view to ensuring…

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Tweet in your #MotherLanguage

The 21st of February marks the celebration of the bird-bangla International Mother Language Day. We invite everyone to join this social media campaign!

The International Mother Language Day was proclaimed by UNESCO en celebrates the worldwide linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.

Join us and tweet in your own language using the hash tags #motherlanguage and #your own language (e.g. #Sranan, #Kari’na, #Saamaka).
More information here.