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Welcome to the 24th edition
February 22, 2021
As our contribution to the celebration of International Mother Language Day, we are pleased to announce the release of the 24th edition of Ethnologue. Mother Language Day, February 21, reminds the world of the importance of the lesser-known languages of the world.
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A language of Papua New Guinea. Population: 3,230 (2000 census). Status: 6a* (Vigorous). Lg Use: Vigorous. Also use Tok Pisin [tpi]. Used as L2 by Kursav [faj]. Lg Development: Dictionary. Texts.
Coronavirus and Local Languages: How do you say, "wash your hands"?
All of us are at risk. And for the millions who speak a lesser-known language, that risk is compounded by the lack of health materials in a language they understand.
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This web edition of the Ethnologue may be cited as:  Eberhard, David M., Gary F. Simons, and Charles D. Fennig (eds.). 2021. Ethnologue: Languages of the World. Twenty-fourth edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online version: http://www.ethnologue.com.
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