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RADIO AIDS REVIVAL OF DYING TRIBAL LANGUAGE

Why in news?

  • Using mobile radio, the Asur community has been spreading the popularity of the language within their geographical limits.
  • The Asur language figures in the list of UNESCO Interactive Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger.
  • As per the 2011 census, the tribe has a population of around 23,000 in Latehar and Gumla districts.
  • In the community, 50% of population could barely speak in Asur language … They are not fluent in the language.
  • Only 7,000 to 8,000 Asur tribals are left in the community who are well conversant in the language
  • Youth from the community are also being encouraged to write poems in their language and older ones narrate their experience in their own language



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