Category Archives: Endangered language

“All languages created by human communities are our collective cultural heritage. Therefore, it is our collective responsibility to ensure that they do not face the global phonocide let loose in our time.” – Prof. Ganesh Devy lecture at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore (26 September 2010)
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Tip | Which are India’s endangered languages? (interactive map)
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Tribal Politics – adivasi culture, language, and religion in Encyclopedia of India

Tribal Politics The “tribal” peoples or adivasis of India, according to the 2001 census, constitute roughly 8.1 percent of the country’s population, some 83,6 million people, classified under 461 different communities. They occupy a belt stretching from the Bhil regions … Continue reading

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The Mannans and the plantation zones established in the Cardamom Hills of the Western Ghats – “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Abstract 2: The Mannans and the plantation zones established in the Cardamom Hills of the Western Ghats Paper presented for “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi  ANU KRISHNASchool of Development Studies, Tata Institute of … Continue reading

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Tip | Which are India’s endangered languages? (interactive map)

India’s endangered languages“Kolami, Koya, Gondi, Kuvi, Kui, Yerukala, Savara, Parji, Kupia. Do these names ring a bell? No, right? They are all native tribal tongues that have immensely contributed to enrich the language and culture of Telugu people. But these … Continue reading

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

To find specific information, combine “shodhganga” with search word combinations of special interest in the above search window: e.g. “shodhganga ethnobotany adivasi”, “shodhganga tribal marriage custom”, “shodhganga tribal schools”, “shodhganga Kondh”, “shodhganga bastar village”, “shodhganga tribal Maharashtra”, “shodhganga tribal music”, … Continue reading

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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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