Today is the International Mother Language Day.
It is celebrated on every 21 February to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.
Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our heritage.
But globalization is increasingly threatening the survival of local languages, with some disappearing or already extinct.
Mother tongue refers to the first language a child learns. Etymologically, the mother tongue is the one the mother speaks to her child. It is, therefore, the language that cradles him all his childhood and evokes affection, the family sphere
At least 43% of the estimated 6000 languages spoken in the world are endangered. Only a few hundred languages have genuinely been given a place in education systems and the public domain, and less than a hundred are used in the digital world.