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Tue, 16 Oct 2018

Northeast Today

Arunachal to Preserve ‘Dying’ Local Dialects

Arunachal to Preserve ‘Dying’ Local Dialects
March 10
12:13 2017

Arunachal government is determined to introduce the ‘dying’ local dialects as third language in schools; this was disclosed state Art & Culture and Research minister Dr Mohesh Chai.

Replying to a supplementary question from Gabriel D Wangsu, Chai while referring to a UNESCO report that 34 languages in the state are endangered with four of them being critically endangered which were on the verge of extinction, he informed, “We will definitely introduce the local dialects as third language in schools. Presently, Adi and Galo languages are being taught in schools of areas dominated by those communities as third language.”

The minister further asserted that the research department has been documenting the languages of Arunachal since 1951 and till date, 42 languages had been documented covering most of the major and minor tribes of the state.

To another supplementary, he noted realizing the problem, the research department has initiated the project ‘Linguistic Survey of Arunachal Pradesh’ in 2015-16 which has been included in SADA (State Annual Development Agenda) 2016-17, “The department will continue documenting such languages.”

He also announced that the linguistic survey would be carried out in the state very soon, “Government will have exact picture of the languages facing extinction threat once the survey is done. Besides this, measures for documentation of culture and tradition of various tribes of the State are being taken up shortly.”

Meanwhile, intervening into the matter, speaker T Norbu Thongdok revealed that during his short stint as minister in-charge of research, he instructed the directorate of research to prepare dictionary of each local dialect and suggested that government may go for it towards documentation of local dialects.

Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein shared that Rs 5 crore has been allocated for research department to see how we can preserve local dialects and the traditional culture of the tribal society.

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