To celebrate International Mother Language Day, U.S. Embassy Oslo made a video that envisions an America where people do not speak a common language and the complications that follow.
Just within the embassy community, twenty-five different languages are spoken (and this is not counting our IT person who insists he speaks Klingon.) The languages range from Icelandic to Farsi, from Tagalog to Cap Verdean, and illustrate the diversity of the Embassy, the United States and Norway.
Since we know you are curious, here is a list of the languages, in no particular order:
- Cap Verdean
- Sordo (from Sardinia)
- Haitian Creole
(There was no reason we put Swedish last.)