Drop The Indigenous

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages
1990 December 26: Slovenia Independence and Unity Day
1991 December 26: Dissolution of the Soviet Union
1943 December 28: Day of Memory and Sorrow in Kalmykia
1911 December 29: Mongolia Independence Day
1960 January 1: Cameroon Independence Day
1993 January 1: Velvet Divorce of Czechia and Slovakia
1804 January 1: Haitian Declaration of Independence
1962 January 1: Samoan Independence Day
1956 January 1: Sudan Independence Day
1948 January 4: Myanmar Independence Day
1968 January 5: Prague Spring
1918 January 8: Woodrow Wilson’s 14 Points on free trade, democracy and self-determination
1991 January 13: Freedom Defenders Day in Lithuania

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