Laguages Matter!

EDL-Logo “Celebrating linguistic diversity, plurilingualism, lifelong language learning”

Today, September 26, is the “European Day of Languages” with its motto “Talk to me”, which I already wrote about last year (and added the language names now) – this year, it’s somewhat embedded into the UNESCO’s “International Year of Languages” and its motto “Languages matter!”. And they certainly mean more than just the 200 into which they translated that slogan – probably all 6000-7000…

If you take a look at this 200-language PDF you probably know hadly any of them… For the fun of it, I’ve picked a few languages here:

EDL 08 Onhu awe amaghami iyaar! (Abuan)
Mehɔˊ b, chǒm éche édé etógnέn bwǎmbwǎm. (Bakossi)
Po dabe sege yai nai dao. (Dadibi)
Ennimi za mugaso! (Ganda)
Naɠafik naíta gwamatàt! (Ik)
Jiɛmuye ga naforo ni ! (Jɛnaama)
Oporlu marong i tongotinangaran (Labuk-Kinabatangan Kadazan)
Tia’lejo ni okpo (Ma’di)
Kia ora te reo! (Pa’umotu)
Rimayninchiskunan ancha allin. (Quechua Eastern Apurimac)
¡Te re’o henua e hauha’a ro ‘ā! (Rapa Nui)
Ia ha’afaufa’ahia te reo! (Tahitian)
Ago zege’a boro taugi. (Uare)
Di langwij adem doz aalweiz mata. (Vincentian Creole English)
Wlu -wee’- klein” kɔn -tɩ’. (Wobé)
Kennem kennem yunjon wal kerma paiem. (Yu We (North Wahgi))
Ciiney gonda hinfaani ! (Zarma)


  1. PM

    Sprachen – Absolut interessantes Thema. Eine tolle Seite für alle, die sich für Sprachen und deren Entwicklung interessieren findest Du hier.

  2. SB

    Dann gibt noch KOD, was alle ablösen/ergänzen will:

  3. BC

    On this special day I would like to put in a plea for learning Esperanto. It is a planned language which belongs to no one country or group of states.

    Take a look at

    Esperanto works! I’ve used it in speech and writing in a dozen countries over recent years. Esperanto is not one of the 23 official languages of the EU, but it deserves our attention.

  4. c

    Thanks for the links. Though I doubt that KOD accomplishes what Esperanto has been trying for so long…

  5. BB

    I agree with the comment about the global language Esperanto.

    An interesting video can be seen at

    Otherwise might help?

  6. b

    my name jeff ana i am 21
    :goodpost: :goodpost: :goodpost: :goodpost: :goodpost: :goodpost: :prost2:

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