Celebration of the official languages of South Africa

Celebration of South African languages

As part of UNESCO’s 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL2019), SADiLaR celebrated the 11 official languages of South Africa by assigning each language to a month of the 2019. SADiLaR hosted collaborative events at various universities in South Africa. Each celebration event was unique and offered mother tongue speakers of the language, academics, language specialists and the public to share ideas and take action in creating awareness of our 11 official languages. It also offered a platform to work together and discuss the future development of our languages and language resources. 

Each month of the year was dedicated to a specific SA language (as listed below), but the celebration events of each language took place throughout the year due to availability of venues, speakers etc.

Click on the language celebration below that you are interested in for more information.