Year of Indigenous Languages: Dutch and Gaelic

The United Nations has declared 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. To celebrate, for each month this year, you’re invited to view greetings for different languages.

For September we feature the languages Dutch and Gaelic:

Dutch

Taal is niet alleen belangrijk voor communicatie maar het vormt ook een belangrijk onderdeel van je afkomst, identiteit en culturele waarden en normen. Je moederstaal is soms de enige manier om precies uit te drukken hoe je je voelt. Mijn wens is dat iedereen zich in dit jaar meer bewust wordt van het belang van het behoud van je eigen identiteit, je eigen taal, waar ook ter wereld.

Language is not only important for communication but it also is an essential part of your inheritance, identity and cultural  values and beliefs. Your native tongue is sometimes the only way to express exactly how you feel. My wish is that this year everyone becomes more aware of the importance to cherish and value your own identity, your own language, no matter where you are in the world.


Gaelic

Tá fáilte romhat! – You’re welcome!
Go mbeannaí Dia dhuit! – May God bless you!

 

To find out more on the International Year of Indigenous Languages, visit their website below:

International Year of Indigenous Languages

Photo Dutch Windmill by Mabel Amber obtained Pixabay. Used with permission.