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The Languages of Meghalaya

Author : Esther Syiem

Editor: 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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More than half of India’s languages may die out in 50 years – Survey


More than half of the languages spoken by India’s 1.3 billion people may die out over the next 50 years, scholars said on Thursday, calling for a concerted effort to preserve the tongues spoken by the nation’s endangered tribal communities.

 

The People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PSLI) raised the alarm during the launch of the latest 11 volumes in its planned 50 volume survey of the country’s languages. India’s people speak as many as 780 different languages, the PSLI said.

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