Category Archives: Languages and linguistic heritage

Preserving one of the richest languages in the bio-cultural areas in India – Tamil Nadu & Kerala

The indigenous Kaani dialect needs documentation S S Davidson, Tribal Foundation (Nagercoil) The Kaani language spoken by the Kaani indigenous people of Kanyakumari in the Western Ghats is fast vanishing, according to a survey conducted by Tribal Foundation and Enviro Link. A … Continue reading

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Video | “Nations don’t make us human – languages make us human”: Ganesh Devy – People’s Linguistic Survey of India

The census of India says the country is losing languages at an alarming rate. But the People’s Linguistic Survey of India seems to say there’s more to it than meets the eye. * Wherever the colonial power was played the … Continue reading

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Tip | A Santali-English dictionary: Share and discuss entries of special interest – Archive.org

 A Santali-English dictionary by Campbell, A., of the Santal mission Publication date 1899 Topics Santali language, English language Publisher Pokhuria, India : Santal Mission Press Collection cornell; americana Contributor Cornell University Library Source: A Santali-English dictionary : Campbell, A., … Continue reading

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Celebrating the contribution by Asur, Birhor, Munda, Santal and other tribal communities: State Museum Ranchi – Jharkhand

The State Museum at present has several galleries which display different aspects of cultural heritage, especially those related to the state of Jharkhand. We have galleries separately classified in order to display the anthropological features, especially those related to the … Continue reading

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“Community-driven movement can help tribal dialects survive”: Support for multi-lingual education based on children’s mother tongues – Odisha

Satyasundar Barik, The Hindu, BHUBANESWAR, June 03, 2017 Taking ownership of their rapidly fading languages is crucial for saving and reviving them | To read the full article, and to view this and other photos in full size, click here >> … Continue reading

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