[Edling] Celebrating linguistic diversity on International Mother Language Day

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Sat Feb 21 16:04:33 UTC 2015


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Celebrating linguistic diversity on International Mother Language Day



Bangladeshis symbolically commemorate that struggle every year on February 21st, calling the day Shoheed Divosh (Martyrs’ Day) or more commonly, Ekushey (Twenty-first). Ekushey became the cultural symbol of Bangladesh because several sacrificed their lives and hundreds were injured during a march on February 21, 1952, in their effort to promote Bangla as a national language of Pakistan.



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http://blog.oup.com/2015/02/international-mother-language-day/
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