Daily Archives: February 4, 2015


Learn Some Basic Quechua Through Song For International Mother Language Day (IMLD)

Did you know that there is a special day earmarked for worldwide celebration and promotion of diverse languages and multiculturalism? International Mother Language Day was created by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and is held annually on February 21st. Made official in 2008 by the United Nations General Assembly, the chosen date […]


Tweet in Your Mother Language on February 21

Over the past couple of years, we have seen a boom in the number of communities around the world that blog, tweet, and share other social media messages in their own native languages. We have featured many of these initiatives on Rising Voices as a way to highlight the inspiring work of others using citizen […]


10 Most Widely Spoken Languages In The World

Bangalore: Every year 21st February is celebrated as International Mother Language Day with an aim to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Taking this opportunity, let us check out the 10 most widely spoken languages in the world, as compiled by Ethnologue Survey. 1. Mandarin: With over 1.2 billion speakers spread across the world, […]