Category Archives: Endangered language

Concluding his ambitious marathon Peoples’ Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) which took four years of field work preceded by nearly 15 years of conceptualization and planning, Prof Ganesh Devy, the Sahitya Akademi award winner, literary critic and founder of the Tribal Academy at Tejgadh declares that out of 1,600-odd languages listed in the 1961 survey of India, they have been able to trace not more than 850 languages during their survey. The survey was initiated by Vadodara-based Bhasha Research and Publication Centre founded by Prof Devy.
Source: The fight for survival: language and identity
https://www.all-languages.org.uk/features/fight-survival-language-identity/

Research on tribal communities, their customs, languages and rights facilitated by Indian universities: PhD theses published on Shodhganga (public access)

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Keyboards and messaging applications for the Gunjala Gondi script, “the most written official languages of India if Gondwana existed in one piece”

Swathi Vadlamudi, The Hindu, Hyderabad | Read the full story here >> Gunjala Gondi script, which could have easily been among the most written official languages of India if Gondwana existed in one piece, now has a calendar in its … Continue reading

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Access to (higher) education and employment: Papers presented for “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Parallel Session 5: Indigenous Communities Negotiating with ModernityChaired by: Prof. Sonajharia Minz, School of Computer & Systems Sciences, JNU, New Delhi, India.Paper Presenters: Vijay Baraik (IGNOU, New Delhi), Dhaneshwar Bhoi & Neelima Rashmi Lakra (TISS, Mumbai), Bidyut Suman Ekka (TISS, … Continue reading

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Acknowledging indigenous peoples’ stewardship: Contributions to earth’s biodiversity – Cultural Survival

It is no coincidence that 80 percent of the earth’s biodiversity is found on Indigenous lands. It is because of Indigenous people’s stewardship and relationship with the environment. | Read the full text here: https://www.culturalsurvival.org/issues >> However, governments in Indigenous Peoples’ homelands … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Kaani children and teachers celebrate International Mother Language Day 2019: A celebration of life in harmony with nature – Tamil Nadu

Report and images courtesy: S Davidson Sargunam, Nagercoil (by email) Global phenomenons such as climate change and urbanization are drawing the indigenous Kaani tribe living in the Western Ghats of Kanyakumari district away from their cultural roots, posing a threat to their … Continue reading

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