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ZO Language Are Threatened to Extinct

ZO Language Are Threatened to Extinct

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ZO Language Are Threatened to Extinct according to UNESCO world Atlas report
ZO Language Are Threatened to Extinct according to UNESCO world Atlas report

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Published by: zoindigenous on Apr 29, 2009
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C. LalremruataDirectorZo Indigenous ForumAccording to UNESCO’s Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger of Disappearing 2009 which was released on 17th February 2009,Worldwidedistribution of languages included in the Atlas by level of endangerment are as:Unsafe607Definitely endangered632Severely endangered502Critically endangered538Extinct (since the 1950s)219 Total of languages referenced in the Atlas2498And the Indian country situation isUnsafe84Definitely endangered62Severely endangered6Critically endangered35Extinct (since the 1950s)9 Total of languages referenced in the Atlas196 This data states that around 2,500 (2,498 language) of the 6,000languages spoken worldwide as endangered.Among this endangered languagelisted 196 languages are form India,a nation with great linguistic diversity, topsthe UNESCO’s list of countries having maximum number of dialects on theverge of extinction. India is closely followed by the US which stands to lose 192languages and Indonesia, where 147 are in peril.It further adds that nearly 200 languages have fewer than 10 speakers and 178others have between 10 and 50 speakers. It reveals that over 200 languagesused in the world have died out over the last three generations, 538 arecritically endangered, 502 severely endangered, 632 definitely endangered and607 unsafe.From this India country, the Zo language threatened to extinct are 13 (which is6.63%), they are - Mizo, Bawm, Hrangkhawl, Paite, Thado, Hmar, Anal, Aimawl,Mara, Gangte, Kawm, Chawte, Tarau, among them Tarau language is termed asextint language, therefore all the Zo language are almost in great danger. Notonly from this, one of the Zo language, Ralte is also at the tip of endangered,from among the Ralte people, little people know this language.India is in favour of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples adopted, so it need to take steps for the protection andpromotion of the Zo Indigenous language, which is threatened to extinct.

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