Listen to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (in 53 languages)


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been translated into 370 languages

Here’s the full list.

But if you’re less into reading and more into listening, the folks at SoundCloud have recruited volunteers to record the declaration.

Here’s Hungarian:

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They’re at roughly 50 languages so far, including, perhaps not surprisingly, Esperanto.

It’s probably just a matter of time before Klingon appears.


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Author: John Yunker

John co-founded Byte Level Research in 2000 and is author of The Web Globalization Report Card. He also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

1 thought on “Listen to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (in 53 languages)”

  1. It’s a pity to mention Klingon so close to Esperanto. Esperanto is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, and has been used for communication by ordinary people throughout that time. Klingon was devised for fictional purposes.

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