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Are Indigenous Languages Dying In India?

There are nearly 200 endangered languages in India. This is what we can learn from countries that are trying to protect their own indigenous inheritance.

04/15/2019 12:33 AM
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  • Christopher P.
    04/15/2019 00:39

    As sad as it is, it's part of the human evolution. The futurists are predicting that in a 1000 years time, we all might speak just one common language. If you think about it, it's highly likely.

  • HISIS -.
    04/15/2019 00:40

    Whatever languages still survive in India are being suffocated by Hindi imposition. Thanks to BJP's lust to convert India into a monolithic brahmanized version to suit their fantasy.

  • Mohammed R.
    04/15/2019 01:17

    Language is a way of thinking A way of thinking is your philosophy of life Your philosophy of life makes you unique

  • Lillian F.
    04/15/2019 01:29

    Extinct languages represent extinct cultures and ways of knowing. It would be very unfortunate for all of us if this continues without a real attempt at preservation.

  • Karan S.
    04/15/2019 01:35

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Carey_%28missionary%29?wprov=sfla1

  • Sachin R.
    04/15/2019 01:37

    Thanks for promoting something useful instead of hate for bjp.

  • Velinta M.
    04/15/2019 01:48

    We speak East Indian language in our native of Mumbai..

  • Tharuen S.
    04/15/2019 01:49

    In india... When we speak about indigenous culture and languages... We are marked as regionalist... Anti national....😊😊😊....not only English... Hindi is also a major problem for native languages . Hindianisation is what all they needed.

  • Saptarshi D.
    04/15/2019 02:27

    A language holds a culture. If the language is gone . The whole damn culture goes extinct with it.

  • Vidya G.
    04/15/2019 02:31

    Hardly any Indian replaced mother tounge with English, except a few rich elite. But in northern states, Hindi has replaced many local languages. Now they are trying to do it to South. Language is a treasure your ancestors have given you. Hold onto it.

  • Stalin B.
    04/15/2019 02:38

    Question why sanskriti wasn't established all over India at least as padits claiming it's an one of the oldest language in the world🌏... Here is the reason... particular community people don't want to share the ancient knowledge to other community people... they holded language education musik medicine Shastra science astrology they claimed all these belongs to them... And other are guardians and slaves... The language was taught only to their children of the community in oral form... No script for Sanskrit..because script can easily copied and shared to others.. So they don't use script Here is why British ruled India for more than 200 years... when there came to India First they find translators..guess who were they..... and slowly those translators started to explain all the secrets and beliefs to British... They did to Mughals as well... Now they formed an organization and shouting all over India that they are the saviours of Hinduism and Hindus... Where Hinduism existing since 12000 years Mini inverter great persons Mughals oriens British decadent change the roots of the Hinduism because the belief system and the practice is based on anthropology rituals such as puja (worship) and recitations, japa, meditation, family-oriented rites and more

  • Anil A.
    04/15/2019 02:55

    What foolishness...😥 Crores of rupees, time and effort is spent for promoting languages, whether officially recognised or not, not thinking whether it is has any practical implications. In a country where one fifth of population lives under poverty, it is the best thing to do....ie preserve culture.😡

  • Nithin N.
    04/15/2019 03:33

    Indians only care about English, of a person cannot speak English they make fun of them

  • ShaDab A.
    04/15/2019 04:21

    India is a poor country I think , If India becomes Rich, then all the people here speak English too.😁

  • Nataraj B.
    04/15/2019 04:29

    Thank god.! English shares knowledge !! Where as Sanskrit shares bullshit !!!

  • Abu S.
    04/15/2019 05:02

    There are more than 200 languages only in northeast.

  • Yashaswi H.
    04/15/2019 05:07

    That's the least thing we should care about

  • Nitish H.
    04/15/2019 05:24

    India do value other native languages. Every state board comes with lots of option to choose their preferred language. But the real problem is Tiny population who use a specific language. You can't insert for education purpose or make it official even if you wish to. Only volunteers can save those language. Be logical. Don't blame a hot topic and get some likes. You can do something for this problem if you wish too. Just learn one of them it will help.

  • Raja A.
    04/15/2019 05:35

    Well Indiana are themselves responsible for this.Whenever i see more then two Indians and when they speak in English even they are from same race,they can speak same mother language .one day i asked this question to one of my Indian Friend and he told me they feel ashamed if they speak in their mother language.

  • Arem L.
    04/15/2019 11:10

    How good it will be if we all have only one common language