Among more than 7 thousand languages, the Kurdish language is the third most language in the world that contains words

Among more than 7 thousand languages, the Kurdish language is the third most language in the world that contains words

Feb 22 2022

ARK News… the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), on February 21, celebrates International Mother Language Day, by inviting cultures and peoples to be keen on learning the mother tongue and other languages.

The goal of International Mother Language Day is to contribute to the promotion of education for global citizenship and to ensure a significant literacy and numeracy rate among young people by 2030.

The initiative to celebrate International Mother Language Day came from Bangladesh and was approved by the UNESCO General Conference in 1999.

This day has been celebrated since 2000, and Bangladesh chose February 21, as it commemorates the struggle of its people for the recognition of the Bengali language.

The Kurdish language is part of the Indo-European language family and has a number of dialects spoken by the Kurds in Greater Kurdistan (with its four parts) and in the diaspora.

It contains 735,320 keywords, making it the third most word-containing language after Finnish and Korean, while the Kurdish language with all its dialects contains a total of 1,200,000 million words.

The main Kurdish dialects are Kurmanci and Sorani. The Kurdish language consists of two standard alphabets, Kurmanci (Latin) and Sorani (Arabic alphabet), and more than 40 million Kurds speak their mother tongue, Kurdish.

Source: BasNews (translated from Arabic)

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