Languages

Languages in Serekaniye

According to UNESCO figures, more than 2,500 languages are in danger of disappearing in the world where almost 6,000 languages are spoken.

In the nation-states in the Middle East, a cradle of many different peoples living together, only the languages of the dominant nations are taught and only the language of the dominant nation is actually developed.

Kurdish, Arab, Syriac, Armenian and Chechen peoples who speak different languages in Northern Syria and Rojava resemble a small world a part.

In the region, prior to the Rojava Revolution of 2012, only Arabic was used in education and, indeed, other languages were at risk of extinction. However, thanks to the steps taken by the Autonomous Administration, established with the Revolution, the opportunity arose for every people living in the region to receive education in their mother tongue and to develop their own languages.