Language

International Mother Language Day

A GLANCE INTO THE CRADLE – CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY

Your mother tongue is like your childhood home. Associated with many emotional memories and experiences that shape you. Your mother tongue is the language you learn as a child, without being taught, from your primary attachment figure. “Lingua materna” in Latin translates as “your mother’s language”.

Language has a major, important significance, underscoring an unmistakable identity and social integration into society, and forging a bridge between culture and education.

Especially nowadays, in these times of globalization, the risk is great that many languages with their traditions and ways of thinking and expression will increasingly be lost. According to the current  Ethnologue database, there are around 6,900 different languages in the world and  at least 43% of them are threatened with extinction.

For this reason, UNESCO established International Mother Language Day over 20 years ago – to protect and promote the world’s linguistic and cultural diversity.

Today, we at Traductor would also like to recognize International Mother Language Day on 21 February and afford it special attention. Because languages are our daily bread. We know how important and varied their characteristics are – both in translation and transcreation. To uphold authenticity, we ensure that our language specialists translate only into their mother tongue.