India's Loss of Languages

India's tribal people fast becoming lost for words



Of the 7000 languages now spoken across the world, only about 600 are expected to survive until the end of the century. Totopara in India is fighting to keep it's language alive.


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India's tribal people fast becoming lost for words

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    Roger (Monday, 07 May 2012 19:55)

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    No doubt, the languages in India are in endangered position and its due to the fact that govt. schools teaches only that language which is widely spoken in that state as dividation of states is based on languages in India. The only option to reamins is to speak his/her mother tongue in the community quite often. Such endangered languages are spoken in north east and southern parts of India. I live in nothern India where we study English and Hindi from our nursery class. I lived in my village for two years that why i easily understand Bhojpuri (a language) while my younger sister understands well but cant speak properly. thats how we loose our language. Though Bhojpuri is spoken in West Indies and Mauritius.