Endangered languages in Karnataka to be documented

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New Delhi, Feb 11: The Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL) will document tribal, non-tribal and non-scheduled languages of Karnataka spoken by less than 10,000 people.

According to the UNESCO, the endangered languages of Karnataka are Tulu, Koraga, Kodagu, Bellari and Badaga, which is also spoken in Tamil Nadu, an official release said Tuesday.

The institute has already started working on documentation of three languages: Hakkipikki, Kuruba/Kurumba and Kutiya/Kudiya.

The CIIL, in collaboration with the Tribal Research Institute in Karnataka, has initiated documentation of six of the languages: Asalaru, Siddi, Iruliga, Malaikudiya, Maratta and Tokri Koli.

The languages identified to be documented by the CIIL, Mysore, include Kuruba, Hakkipikki, Toda, Kota, Soliga and Kutia/Kudia.

IANS

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