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The most linguistically diverse city in Europe?

Hail a taxi in New York, or hop on a Melbourne tram, and you could encounter any of hundreds of different languages. These cities are famous for being melting pots for different cultures and languages. But you might be surprised to know that Manchester is one of the world’s most linguistically diverse cities, despite its smaller size.

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Celebrating world languages

It might be overshadowed by Mardi Gras and Carnival celebrations this year, but today is International Mother Language Day. Founded by UNESCO, it’s a day to celebrate the roughly 7000 different world languages, and promote the benefits of multilingualism.

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First ever National Spanish Spelling Bee takes place in the USA

You think you know your A-B-Cs, but do you know them in Spanish too? Thankfully the entrants in the first ever National Spanish Spelling Bee did, spelling their way through words like kanindeyuense (someone from a Paraguayan territory). But what was more unusual than the words to be spelled was where this prestigious event was held.

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