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What is a person's identity? How do we define an individual?

When a child speaks its first word known as the mother language, it gives itself an identity.
It is also said that the mother language is the in-born language, which a baby has already familiarized even in the gestation of the mother before it was born.
First announced by @UNESCO on 17 November 1999, #InternationalMotherLanguageDay🌎 is celebrated annually on 21 February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and to promote multilingualism.
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Poland's / Polish language soft power in geography and literature

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In geographical names related to Poland, North America leads the way with:

Warsaw - 19 locations
Pulaski - 18
Varsovia - 8
Poland - 7
Krakow - 4

Not to forget Las Polonias and Poland Creek

In modern prose, Poland's top global exports include:


In fiction:


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"Nobody will understand this text!"

On #MotherLanguageDay, DHIBRA, a network monitoring minority languages rights in 🇹🇷 released a statement refering to the extinction of Ubykh, a Caucasian language whose last native speaker, Tevfik Esenç, passed away in 1992. [THREAD] Image
For further information about the statement that was released by DHIBRA and the signatories, @kepenekevrimm reported in English for BIANET…
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Today is @UNESCO International #MotherLanguageDay & 2019 is the International Year of #IndigenousLanguages @iyoil—let’s talk about language denialism. 🚨 thread 🚨
Language denialism is one type of linguistic injustice. To put it in context, here are a few other types of linguistic injustice (and for all things related to linguistic injustice, check out @VocalFriesPod)…
There’s accentism—discrimination against a person or group based on their accent. See the Accentism Project @AccentismProj AKA glottophobie.
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"I shall leave my dreams in their argent air,
For in a raiment of gold and blue
There shall move on the earth embodied and fair
The living truth of you..."


(Art: Unknown)
"Storm is the dance of the locks of the God assenting to greatness..

Veiled in events he lives and working disguised in the mortal
Builds our strength by pain, and an empire is born out of ruins..”


(Art: Leslie Abraham)
"Yet all we dream and hope are memories treasured,
Are forecasts we misspell,
But of what life or scene he who has measured
The boundless heavens can tell.."


(Art: KaalChakra, Konark Sun temple)
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