News is coming from Agartala in favor of tribal languages. Tripura governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya has announced that from next year four universities in India will introduce certificate course in tribal language. Suspected universities include Delhi University, Mumbai University, Karnataka University and SNDT University. The course will start from 26 January.
What is tribal language?
It is a language that is native to particular region. Also known as indigenous language and in India they are famous as folk languages. Tribal languages have status of minority. These are the languages having no recognition of their own, spoken by isolated groups.
Tribal groups in India
Garo tribes, chakma tribes, naga tribes, Gond tribes, mizo tribes, munda tribes, santhali tribes and tribes of manipur
Tribal languages of India
Some of the tribal languages prevalent in India are abujmaria, garo, aariya and tsangla, saurashtri etc.
Various languages spoken by Indian tribes
Indo Aryan family-assamese, baigani, banjari, bangali, Chhattisgarhi, gujrati, Marathi, Oriya etc
Tibeto-Burman family-adi bokar, adi bora, adi komkar, tangam, gangte, kabui etc
Dravidian family-dhurwa,gadaba ,kannada.kota,kolami,koya,kui,kurukh,telugu,tulu,toda etc.
Austro-Asiatic family-asuri,bhumji,birhor,bondo,diday,kharia,khasi,kherwani,thar,shompen ,savara etc.
Andamanese family-onge, santinelese, jarawa, Andamanese
Words of governor Acharya who is holding the charge of Tripura and is governor of Nagaland
Governor Acharya told the reporters at raj bhavan that from next year there will be certificate course in tribal languages and afterwards diploma, degree and post graduate courses would be started.
The four universities introducing this course are Mumbai's Smt Nathibai Damodar Thackersey (SNDT) Women's University; Mumbai University; Delhi University and Karnataka University
Supporting his action and decision he drew everyone’s attention on fact that if foreign languages can be taught in our institutions then why not our tribal languages be part of academic curriculum in higher education institutions.Both the students belonging to tribal category and non-tribal category would be eligible for the certificate course.