British Council endorses Scots

Celebrating Scotland’s Indigenous Languages in 2019

Three years ago, the UN proclaimed that 2019 was to be the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL2019). The announcement came in response to a recommendation by the Permanent Forum of Indigenous Languages, which stated that 40% of the world’s languages were in danger of disappearing – that’s 2680 languages!

A small thing, maybe, but the British Council is a significant global influence, and when it says “In Scotland, our indigenous languages are Gaelic and Scots. Both are protected under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages”, I suppose that’s something.

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