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The Languages of Meghalaya

Author : Esther Syiem

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The man who 'discovered' 780 Indian languages [28-Oct-2017]

When Ganesh Devy, a former professor of English, embarked on a search for India's languages, he expected to walk into a graveyard, littered with dead

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780 Indian languages surveyed and documented by PLSI, next aim to document 6000 world languages


The next step, Dr GN Devy added would be the "Global Languages Survey." Under this approximately 6000 languages being spoken across the globe will be surveyed and documented before it slips into oblivion. "India will be only country in the world with such a big repository of world languages," he added. The survey will be completed by 2022.

 

In a major step that could go a long way in documenting and preserving the language diversity of India, the People’s Linguistic Survey of India on Thursday launched the volumes on languages spoken across ten states in India. The volumes published by Orient BlackSwan publishers include the languages from the states of Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Assam, West Bengal, Bihar and Karnataka.