New Delhi, Feb 20.- More than 40 languages or dialects in India face the risk of disappearing due to the small number of people who speak, according to data released by the Government.
Figures from the census bureau stress that less than ten thousand people know these languages, 11 of them natives of the archipelago of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, southwest of the subcontinent.
An official of the Ministry of the Interior explained to the newspaper The Times of India that the list includes the Jarawa, the lamongse, Fernando, the muot, the Onge, the pu and the sanenyo, among others.
In the western state of Karnataka are in danger of disappearing The koraga and the Odisha kuruba, in the Send, the parji and the PENGO, and in Andhra Pradesh The gadaba and naiki.
India has 22 national languages and more than a hundred recognized. It is estimated that in the South Asian giant are spoken almost two thousand dialects. (Text and Image: PL)