Did you know that tomorrow is International Mother Language Day? Extra points if you did! Observed since 2000, IMLD celebrates the languages spoken around the world and promotes multilingualism and the appreciation of different cultures. In the words of the UN’s webpage on this special day:
“Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote the dissemination of mother tongues will serve not only to encourage linguistic diversity and multilingual education but also to develop fuller awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world and to inspire solidarity based on understanding, tolerance and dialogue.”
Language is at the heart of everything we do at SwiftKey. Even beyond the language or dialect you might speak, we believe that each of us has our own personal language and favorite words that we rely on to express precisely what we want to say – in our own words.
In recognition of the importance of language and to celebrate Mother Language day, we conducted some research on the languages – and combinations of languages – SwiftKey users are typing in around the world. This led to some pretty fascinating insights. Can you guess what country/region is the most multilingual? How about the least? Scroll to find out…and join the conversation on Twitter & Facebook with #IMLD!
Nicky and the Comms Team