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Bangladesh: International Mother Language Day

Categories: South Asia, Bangladesh, Language

Rezwan on the International Mother Language Day [1]. “21st of February is the International Mother Language Day, an annual event in UNESCO member states to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. This is mostly the international recognition of Language Movement Day called ‘Ekushey February’, which is commemorated in Bangladesh since 1952, when a number of Bangla-speaking people were massacred by the Pakistani police and Army in Dhaka.”