This post is republished  with permission from the Indigenous Tweets blog.
Last Friday February 21st was International Mother Language Day , a celebration of linguistic and diversity originally created by UNESCO in 1999. This year, together with Rising Voices  and the Living Tongues Institute , we tried to encourage people to tweet in their native language using the hashtag #imld14 (#dilm14 in Spanish). We were thrilled with the response, and you can see some of the many tweets by searching for #imld14 on Twitter , or by checking out the Storify  created by Laura Morris from Rising Voices.
For fun, I looked specifically at tweets written in any of the 157 languages we're tracking on the Indigenous Tweets site . In all, there were 491 tweets containing #imld14 or #dilm14, written in 31 of the 157 languages. Leading the way were Gàidhlig  with 158 tweets, followed by 74 tweets in Aragonese , 45 in Ojibwe/Nishnaabemwin , 41 in Malagasy , and 28 in Irish/Gaeilge .
One of the primary goals of the Indigenous Tweets project is to get people to use their language every day on Twitter and other social media sites. We hope that a few of you who did this for the first time for #imld14 will continue to tweet in your native language and encourage others in your community to do the same.
For additional inspiration, we'll close with a sampling of tweets in a few other languages. Looking forward to an even better turnout for #imld15!!
— Rodrigo Chacón (@Soyuntamal) February 22, 2014 
— Chris Williamson (@FeerVaynrey) February 21, 2014 
— Лезги Лугьунар (@LezgiQuotes) February 21, 2014 
— Susan Gehr (@vurayav) February 21, 2014 
— Phil Cash Cash (@weyiiletpu) February 21, 2014 
— Jelena Porsanger (@JPorsanger) February 21, 2014 
— K.H. (@landkatia) February 22, 2014