What is your mother tongue?

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Today, February 21st is International Mother Language Day.

Communities across the world are calling attention to, and celebrating their mother tongues today. Intersecting with the International Year of Indigenous Languages, we are reminded that there are over 70 indigenous languages spoken in Canada. Many of these languages are in danger of extinction, but there is a lot of very interesting work going on to revive and revitalize these languages for a new generation of language speakers and knowledge keepers.


(Source: Canadian Geographic)

What is your mother tongue?
Can you tell a short story, read or write in it?
What does this mean for your connection to your culture or identity?

Follow the hashtags #IMLD2019 and #IYIL2019 and of course join the conversation here on the hub.