The Language Secretariat of Greenland

Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day , 21th February 2014

Oqaasileriffik will mark the International Mother Language Day on Friday 21th February 2014.

It has become a tradition that Oqaasileriffik mark the International Mother Language Day , on 21th February . The celebration will this year take place in Ilimmarfik from 19.00 – 21.15 .

UNESCO theme for this year is announced to be:   ‘Local languages ​​and Science ‘

During the evening you will hear different languages, including Indonesian , Faroese, Belgian , Chinese , etc. and various Greenlandic dialects. This will include poetry readings, display of East Greenland show, throat singing, etc. People will also get a taste of the future Greenlandic Speech Synthesis.

Nuup Bussii will run free from Qinngorput / Suloraq 18.30 , where it will run through the city at Katuaq 18.45 and thus to Ilimmarfik . The bus will drive back when the event ends 21.15.

Today’s event is organized by Oqaasileriffik, and both Nuna Foundation and Nuup Bussii has sponsored the event.

For more information, please contact :

Oqaasileriffik , tel 36 23 20 , email :

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