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International Mother Language Day 2024

Language diversity, multilingual education, and the development of a deeper appreciation of linguistic and cultural traditions worldwide are all encouraged by the dissemination of mother tongues. The purpose of this program is to inspire solidarity based on understanding, tolerance, and dialogue, and to remind us of the vital role that languages play in preserving and transmitting cultural heritage.
To commemorate International Mother Language Day we got in touch with correspondents from Progress Radio In Nigeria, who filled us in on the significance of mother tongue in that region.

We also checked in with Moshe Maghundu, from the Southern African San Development Organisation, who gave us the lowdown on the importance of mother tongue for Southern Africa’s Indigenous San peoples.
Voices: Sani Musa(Fulani) and Umar Faruk(Hausa) of Progress Radio, Gumbi, Nigeria.
Moshe Mughando (San)

Produced by Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan)

"Anania2 " by The Baba Project, used with permission.
"Whispers" by Ziibiwan, used with permission.
"Burn your village to the ground", by The Halluci Nation, used with permission.


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