People of Yamal are suggested examining their knowledge of languages of indigenous peoples of the North
9:11 22 февраля 2017
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The action “I value my native language” dedicated to the International day of native language was started in Yamal. Employees of the regional department on affairs of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North suggest representatives of Khanty, Nenets, Selkoup and Komi peoples to examine their knowledge of native languages.
Ten tasks are presented on the website of the department dkmns.ru. It needs to fulfill them and to send to the organizers till the 3rd of March. The participants of the action are suggested telling about themselves in their native language, to translate words to native language and to choose antonyms for them, to read a text in native language and to fulfill translation to Russian and other interesting tasks. The tenth task requires writing wishes on preservation of native languages, as the press-service of the governor of Yamal informs.
As we should remind, the International day of native language was founded by the decision of the 30th session of the General Conference of UNESCO in November of 1999 and has been marked on the 21st of February since 2000 every year for protection of language and cultural diversity.
In Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug study of native languages was organized in 24 municipal schools of Yamalskiy, Tazovskiy, Nadymskiy, Priuralskiy, Krasnoselkoup, Purovskiy and Shuryshkarskiy districts.
Radio and TV programs in native languages are issued to preserve and to popularize native languages among indigenous ethnic minorities of the North. Newspapers are issued in native languages: “Nyaryana Ngerm”, “Lukh Avt”, monthly newspaper pages in Russian-speaking municipal newspapers with materials in languages of indigenous peoples of the North – in Shuryshkarskiy, Yamalskiy and Purovskiy districts.