LANGUAGE ATLAS OF INDIA
Language Atlas is an attempt by Adivasi Lives Matter to promote and conserve Adivasi languages in the country. According to estimates, about 40 percent of the world’s 7,000 languages, most of them belonging to indigenous populations, face the risk of disappearing. India itself contains 1600 of these indigenous languages, making it essential to take steps to conserve them.
Languages are more than just a mode of communication. They define identity and determine the mode of living. They guide and nourish a peoples’ perception of the world and of life, making them an integral part of their cultural heritage.
Languages can be protected, restored, and conserved using modern digital tools. Through this map, users can click on the pins to learn more about the languages of India, how they sound, and which people speak them. We have sourced samples of different languages directly from the indigenous speakers.