Campaign to include “Koya” language in Eighth Schedule

The online campaign to include Gondi (Koya) language in the Eighth Schedule of constitution has become long standing. The campaign is gaining prominence especially in the states of Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Highlights The online campaign intends to mobilize ..


‘French Language Day’ celebrated on March 20

The United Nations introduced Language Days in 2010, to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity of various languages. The United Nations celebrates six Language Days each year, dedicated to the six official languages ​​of the UN, namely Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian ..

February 21: International Mother Language Day

On February 21, UNESCO is celebrating International Mother Language Day. It is important to celebrate the day as globalization process has put languages under threat and they are disappearing altogether. When languages fade away, the cultural diversity of the world ..


After English and Mandarin, Hindi-the third most spoken language in the world

With 615 million speakers all over the world, Hindi is the third most spoken language in the world. English is at the top with 1,132 million speakers followed by Mandarin with 1,117 million speakers. Highlights On February 18, 2020, the ..


Andhra Pradesh to make English the medium of instruction in state-run schools

The Andhra Pradesh government is set to make all government elementary schools ‘English-medium’ from the next academic year. The decision of the government is mainly due to two reasons. First, there is a general belief that English-medium students can get ..


Papua New Guinea highest number of ‘living’ indigenous languages in world

Ethnologue (a directory of languages) lists 7,111 living languages worldwide (languages that are still being used and spoken by people). According to it, Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has the highest number of ‘living’ indigenous languages in ..