The Declaration of Human Rights is the most translated text

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights beat a world record: being the most translated text.

The UN Human Rights office received a certificate from the Guinness Book of Records stating that the Declaration has been translated into in 370 languages and dialects, from Abkhaz to Zulu, including indigenous dialects and nearly extinct ones such as Pipil, a dialect spoken in El Salvador and Honduras in Central America, which counted only 20 speakers in 1987.

Anyone can submit a new translation to the UN Human Rights office at any time.



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