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Día Internacional de la Lengua Materna/ The International Mother Language Day

30 Mar

El día 21 de febrero desde el año 2000 se celebra el Día Internacional de la Lengua Materna. Dicha fecha fue establecida en la Conferencia General de la UNESCO en el mes de noviembre de 1999 con el objetivo de promover el multilingüismo y la diversidad cultural.
Este hecho sin duda favorecerá al desarrollo de nuestro patrimonio cultural y el incentivo de la educación multilingüe evitando así las lenguas muertas.

He buscado actividades que se han realizado conmemorando este día tan importante para todos, sin embargo ha sido difícil ya que parece que aún no le han dado la importancia debida, salvo México que cuenta con muchas lenguas aborígenes.
A continuación se me ocurre algunas ideas que podrían poner en práctica para celebrar este día además de formar conciencia en nosotros de que la lengua materna no debe ser un impedimento para la globalización ni la difusión de la cultura, sino un camino que ofrece una filosofía de vida distinta.
Podrían hacer una encuesta en su barrio, pueblo o centro escolar preguntando acerca de la lengua materna que utilizan y si la siguen utilizando, o si lo utilizan para ciertas ocasiones.
También podrían hacer una relación de traducciones de una misma palabra en las diversas lenguas que se hablan en su localidad, pueblo o país, especialmente aquellas que se hallan en peligro de extinción y luego mencionarlas uno a uno en orden.
Otra alternativa es elaborar un mapamundi de las zonas geográficas en las que se hablan las lenguas variadas y representarlas en porcentajes para visualizar el peligro de extinción de algunas de ellas.
Este día pues, debe ser celebrado por todos los países, más aún por aquellos que son ricos en lenguas aborígenes, porque evitar su desaparición es prolongar la cultura.
A continuación algunos videos referentes al Día Internacional de la Lengua Materna.

In February 21, since 2000 we celebrate the International Mother Language Day. That date was established during the General Conference of UNESCO in November, 1999 with the purpose of promoting the multilingualism and cultural diversity.
Undoubtedly, this fact will be in favor of our cultural heritage development and the increment of a multilingualism education avoiding died languages.

I was searching for activities that have been done during this important day for all people however, it was hard and of course it seems that nobody have given the duly importance yet, except Mexico that counts with many Indian languages.
Then, I have some ideas that you could practice to celebrate this day and to aware us that the mother language should not be an obstacle for globalization and culture diffusion, but a way that offers a different life philosophy.
You can make a survey in your block, town or school asking about the mother language that others speak and if they continue using this or using just for short times.
You could also make a list of translations of the same word in several languages that are spoken in your community, town or country, especially those which are in danger of extinction and then pronounce them one by one in order.
Another option is to make a world map pointing, in percentages, the different languages that are spoken in the geographic zones to notice if there is some in extinction.
This day must be celebrated for all countries, moreover, for those who are rich in Indian languages because avoiding their extinction is recovering our culture.
Here, some videos related to the International Mother Language Day.

Brief translation:
She is Rosa Moreno Gonzales, she is from Chihuahua who expressed her happiness about the International Mother Language Day.
In our country this day is especially significant because in all the Mexican territory there are 374 linguistic variants according to the Catalog of National Institute of Indian Languages.
Fernando Nava López (National Institute of Indian Languages Director) says:
“The Mother Language is important because is our main way of intellectual development, one of the main day for the national identity and the importance of keeping a mother language whatever it is, is because it is a human product that grew up at the same time as social history”.

The Mother Language is defined as learned in our family.
“When we born, we improve, we start to have our social life and in some cases a pair of languages or three languages is used”.
In Mexico there are 104 linguistic variants that are only spoken by less than a mile people. This information reveals the high risk to disappear. This is the case of “Ayapaneco” that is only spoken by 2 old man in Tabasco State. We should remember that when a language disappears we lost part of our cultural heritage in our region, as a way of behavior, thought and understanding.
“We lost instruments, tools, we see poor each other against the development we have reached”.
That is why the International Mother Language Day is important to work upon fixed actions to keep the cultural treasure of our country.

 
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