Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1545076890567793100Mon, 2018-12-17 23:01
JEDDAH: The office of the Cultural Attache at the Saudi Embassy in Rome is set to celebrate World Arabic Language Day on Tuesday in partnership with King Abdullah Center for Serving Arabic Language.
The office will organize a number of workshops for the youth, especially on literal translation from Arabic into Italian and Arabic calligraphy.
A roundtable conference of academics and experts is also scheduled. A panel discussion will be held on the mechanism and proposed programs to increase the outreach of the Arabic Language Coordinating Council in non-Arab countries.
Several events are organized on this day to acknowledge the Arabic languages immense contribution to science and culture, including philosophy and the arts. With more than 290 million native speakers, and millions of others gaining some level of fluency, it is one of the five most spoken languages in the world.
Language Days at the UN are designed to promote and celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity, as well as the equal status of all the official languages used at the organization.