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The International Year of Indigenous Languages launches in Khanty-Mansiysk
The International Year of Indigenous Languages launches today with international forum, Surgutinternovosti reports. Khanty-Mansiysk is the main platform for the event. About 500 scientists, members of social organizations, native language teachers, authorities representatives have gathered in Yugra. Participants came from Finland, Nepal, China, and other countries came to participate. A special exhibition and discussions on Russian language and indigenious languages teaching support will take place in frames of the forum.
As Russkiy Mir reported, 2019 was declared the International Year of Indigenous Languages by UN General Assembly. It was inaugurated with an opening ceremony in Paris, where UNESCO headquarters is located.
About 700 events and actions to be held in the frames of the International Year of Indigenous Languages which starts in Khanty-Mansiysk.
Russia has officially established the Support Fund for Indigenous Languages. One of its functions is to develop textbooks and training programs for children belonging to small indigenous peoples of North Siberia and Far East.
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