August 9th marks International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.
With an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries, August 9 is widely celebrated as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples or the World Tribal Day. The tribal or indigenous people make up less than 5 per cent of the world’s population, speaking a majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages and representing 5,000 different cultures.
To front up and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population, International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples or World Tribal Day is observed on August 9 each year.
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