Regional languages in India are fading out in today's world.

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Satyam said: (Apr 25, 2022)  
Hello everyone,

Regional languages in India are fading out because of our mindset and lack of quality and interest in these languages. We don't give much importance to our languages. These are choices, people make in their daily life or mostly:

1. We prefer English schools over regional medium schools.

2. We prefer Hollywood, Korean, and German movies over Indian Cinema.

3. In every organisation's post, English is compulsory. If you don't know English then go for the position of labour.

4. India needs an common language (which every person needs to interact with other parts of our country). That language is one and only English.

There are many more such examples. If we talk about why we are choosing or doing this then the answer will be quality.

English Schools are way more well maintained and have better quality than other regional schools. Our Indian Cinema produces good quality movies very rare. Those who don't know English watches the dubbed foreign movies but still prefer to watch foreign over Indian. Most entrepreneurs rise from well-educated families or well-developed areas and if that entrepreneur comes from under developed family or a lower-middle-class family then they have to adopt English to compete in the market.

If we observe then it kind of becomes a vicious cycle.


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Mukund said: (Jan 3, 2022)  
India is a country of diversity, so no wonder we have got lots of Regional languages, like Bengali, Gujarati, Malyalam etc.

Since we were a British colony in past, so every part of India is influenced by English and with globalisation more and more people prefer to speak in English as it is also required in professional life and everything on internet is primarily in English. So people are shifting more and more towards English instead of their own Regional language.

However, I strongly believe most people prefer to speak in their regional language at home.

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Harsh said: (Dec 16, 2021)  
Indian govt start providing new language learning facilities and languages like (English, German, French) due to which they are stopping funds for the regional schools instead which they think off that it will help in development but instead of introducing new well affiliated schools which are providing languages like German, French govt could go for investing funds in regional schools which could overwhelm students to depicted and dedicated towards their culture and also India could develop with this also.

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Ian said: (Nov 21, 2021)  
I am not familiar with Indian culture, so I am not sure what languages do Indians speak. As far as I know, dialects are spoken by ethnic minorities and the older generation. However, due to globalization, children nowadays are deprived of their chance to learn native languages since English as an international language is attached significant importance in schools. This means that students lack opportunities to communicate with native language speakers. Therefore, I think that the traditional dialects may fall into disuse in the new future because the younger generation can no longer understand them.

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Priya said: (Oct 27, 2021)  
India is a country of regional languages but facing current situation there is a great need of knowing English as it is used over worldwide since, every countries has it's own regional language so English is becoming common language for communication as there is requirement of common language for business and building all connections or abroad studies. But also regional languages should be known it depicts our belonging and there is no shame in knowing two or three languages.

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Deepti Arya said: (Sep 23, 2021)  
Yes, it's true that a country like India which is known for various regional cultures and languages is adopting western culture including western languages as the youth of the country wants to explore the world, they prefer to have the knowledge of worldwide language rather than regional language and on the other side, there is more scope and opportunities has been given to the people who know English or Hindi than the people who know the only regional language. So, in my opinion, it's the market demand to have the knowledge of international language so that the businesses can grow worldwide.

That is why the parents want their children to adopt or learn the international language to compete in the world.

But, I believe that regional languages represent the diversity of our country so we should also give importance to regional languages so that in future it will not fade away forever from our country.

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Narinder Kumar said: (Aug 17, 2021)  
Hello everyone.

I am giving my views about the given topic.

In modern times, English becomes essential for us, nowadays all official work is done in the English language. It impacts adversely on regional languages. Regional languages are fading out due to the impact of Western culture and our education system. Some schools are totally English and regional language is optional to learn. In today's world, a man is known by his language and person with good knowledge of English and good speaker is consider educated. Youth is preferring English to the regional language. No doubt English is essential if we want to live in today's world with respect but we should not forget our regional language it's very important to know our culture and religion.

Thank you.

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Dnyaneshwar said: (Jun 16, 2021)  
Hi everybody,

As we all know that, India is the country having very rich and vibrant past. We have lots of heritage behind us. Many rurals ruled over Indian land and put their impact here. In India so many native languges are spoken by peoples and these numbers near about 1652 languages are spoken according to one of the census. Each language has its own history behind as per evolution steps from very ancient time. However, despite countless regional languages and their abundance in terms of spoken and written literature, they are fast fading out in today's world. There are many regional languages that have been long forgotten and are not spoken anymore.

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Manisha said: (Jun 15, 2021)  
Hi everybody,

Greetings of the day!

Yes in India regional languages are fading day by day. Nowadays in the 21st-century digitalization is everywhere in the world so English is a global language that's why everyone is using it. English is a professional language so everyone wants a great carrier hence they are using it for their benefits. Now youngsters giving priority to the western culture so obviously they are following their languages. And they assume that speaking regional languages is inferior, not standard type. In India education system also growing in the English language so everyone wants to go with that flow. It's essential to go with the flow but don't forget our culture, language, and traditions. Use English or any other language only when it requires and also be a master of it. But don't feel inferior or shy to communicate in our own mother tongue or regional languages conserve our culture and languages.

And also to conserve regional languages government should have to take initiative to use our regional languages for education and also for other official purposes.


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Riddhima Chinchane said: (May 5, 2021)  
I am Riddhima. I agree with the topic.

There are many coaching institutes for English and foreign languages are there. Because most of the people today craving fluency. If any particular person speaks fluent in English, everyone starts appreciating but at the same time when someone fluent in any Indian language, at that time no one gets recognized. Even the fact most of the people start judging on the basis of English.

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Praveen Mahour said: (Apr 9, 2021)  
In my opinion, regional language is also important for our identity but the English language is too important to develop yourself and your country. English is like confidence, if your know the English language that means you are a good choice or first choice for everyone, but at the other point you have to know your regional language too because regional language is your first identity. You are the one who knows by your regional language.

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Sohn said: (Mar 3, 2021)  
In my viewpoint, regional are fading day by day as we asr adopting western culture. Most of the schools teach you in the English language which makes the gap between regional language as we started speaking in the English language as compared to the regional language. Our society also considered English speaking people as brilliant and smart and gives respect to the that people and the people who speak in a regional language is considered as weak illiterate and people neglect it ha happened also because of British rule.

In my conclusion, we should know to learn many languages but never leaves the mother tongue language it is part of our identity.

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Sakshi Priya said: (Dec 22, 2020)  
Yes, Regional languages are fading out in India. Its main reason is today's education system and the youngsters too. Because youngsters are more interested in western culture and forgetting their own culture. English is the highly prioritized language for reading, writing and speaking all over the world. It is necessary to learn English as we can communicate all over the world if we know English. Professionally English is necessary to learn. And for society and culture, our regional language should be necessary. As that's our identity. That is one of the things to represent our culture. As we know in history we were ruled by the British for a long time. They left India physically but mentally also we are ruled by them.

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Indresh Yadav said: (Nov 16, 2020)  
According to my point of view, Regional language is must for each and every citizen as far as language is concerned. Learning any language is not bad but at the same time forgetting our regional language is a sin because the language which taught us how to talk with our mother, language which taught us in our childhood how to say mother and father, that language has special space in our heart and we as Indians have great feelings for mother and for our country. So, it's not wise to forget our regional language, apart from it we can learn an international language. Forgetting our regional language at the cost of an international language is worst.

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Divyasree said: (Aug 8, 2020)  
There are 22 recognized languages in India, however there are thousands of languages spoken in India, some of them already fade away and some are about to fade. We are very diverse we have different languages so It's quite difficult to learn all the regional languages. We have our national language as Hindi to communicate with people from different parts of the country. In case of higher education or to learn any new technology or job we need some international language to communicate. As majority of the population in the world speak English it's obvious that we are concerned about English, and it does not mean that we neglect our regional language, we are giving a bit more importance to international language because of the social environment. In order to learn some language, mother tongue lays the foundation.

In my view, the primary education should be more emphasized on mother tongue at the same time government should make certain norms in today's education to secure regional languages from fading away. We have to make children realize the importance of the regional language.

As we are the second most populated country we can make some initiatives to make our nation independent on our own languages. For example today we have translator on keypads so that no only English spoken person can operate technology, any regional spoken person can operate. So there is lot of scope for future generations to relay the regional languages so that creative ideas and innovative things can come up at the same time the language can live long by giving lot of opportunities.

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Amarjeet said: (Jun 10, 2020)  
Hello guys.

Yes, According to my point of view, the regional language are fading out nowadays because most of the people of India prefer to speak english at the place of regional language because most of the company want to take his empolyee who can speak international language. Even people of our society judge other people with their talk if someone talk in english it means they have very good knowledge or very educated person if not than he is not educated as much as english speaker nowaday its become a mantality of every man of the community. And this mantality is mosqareding or effecting the regional language .

Thanks !

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Tanya Khandelwal said: (Mar 12, 2020)  
Yes, I also think that regional language is going depleted day by day because western language is coming nowadays most of this generation is learning English, French, Spanish Chinese as these languages are mostly used in the world but Hindi or any other regional language is no of use. Because if we see in GD and interview citizens have to speak in English instead of Hindi and nowadays English determines the knowledge of person weather is intelligent which is so bad.

If this is going then the day is not so far where our coming generation will not know any Indian language.

According to me, we should learn a foreign language but along with that, we should preserve our Indian languages also.

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Ans said: (Nov 22, 2019)  
Yes, I think our regional languages are fading out. There are many reason of it.

If we want to learn any technology then firstly we have to learn English, other than that English is an international language it is the only way to communicate with people from different countries.

If we talk about our country, there is diversity in language that's why there should be one language through which we can communicate with them so English is important to learn.

Nowadays parents talk to their children in English due to this today's children donot know anything about the mother language.

If the mother tongue is eyes then English is spectacles so we should focus on our mother tongue and the government should also focus to promote our mother language.

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P. Sravana Manogna said: (Sep 30, 2019)  
At present regional languages are fading why because we are giving much priority to other tongue than mother tongue. If we imagine mother tongue as our eyes and other tongue as our spectacles without proper eyes what's the use of spectacles. Day by day in our schools and colleges. Our regional languages are fading. My request is first learn mother tongue as our honourable vice president always bother about mother land, mother tongue. So firstly we have to bring awareness about mother tongue as we know it's importance then after we have to give priority to other tongues.

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Meghna said: (Sep 15, 2019)  
Hello guys.

The answer would be a 50-50 as there are some languages which are fading out and the same are studied as a part of the syllabus.

For example; if we take Sanskrit as a language, how many of them from this can tell they know this language, I bet just 10 to 15 % people know the language perfectly with the grammar but what about the rest.

No one will have the answer that they know this language.

As in our culture, Sanskrit is called the Mother of the Language and we know how really we study this language. Now I feel this is just a name of language like French, Chinese, Hindi. No one will study this as it has somewhere lost its importance. Now the young generation is attracted towards new languages like French, German and other.

So the whole point is it's us on one the importance of language depends.

If you can just google, please search in which countries Sanskrit is made a part of the syllabus. I can answer you will be finding 1-2 countries except for India and whereas today we still have options to choose while we have to study in the. So this was just one example there are such many. I thought to emphasize the mother of the languages as it will be the best example and remember guys all languages are equally important as our culture teaches us to respect every culture, language and caste and creed.


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Rv Jyothi said: (Jul 9, 2019)  
I am not sure if the regional languages are completely fading out. They still are some areas in every region following their cultural heritage and giving their language a recognition it deserves. For example, in AP/Telangana we have the Telugu language but it is not made compulsory at English medium schools. Hence no one is compelled to learn it as it is an optional language for us. So we could learn Sanskrit or French as a second language. It should be made mandatory for it not to fade away at least communication is required it not reading or writing of the regional language.

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Rashi said: (Jun 28, 2019)  
No! Absolutely not. Regional languages are not fading out. Every community had their own languages and they are too good at meaning it. Though English is a techy language one needs to nail what professional remains professional n what personal remains personal. Do people change their language for jobs & others?

It's always their mother tongue which helps them to form Civilianity with another person in society. Because not everyone knows this English. But truly & sadly Indians are most obsessed with English culture and eng language.

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Krittika Upadhyay said: (Jun 25, 2019)  
India is a country where people with different communities reside together, which we call unity in diversity. But according to me it is not possible to learn all the different languages being spoken by people of different community. So, there must be a common language "English" that is being spoken by many Indians and "Hindi" as our National Language. Yes, it is also true that for the sake of learning "English" speaking in "English" people become less conscious about their Regional Languages and accordingly our regional languages are fading out.

So, I agree with the fact that due to modernization and in this developing world people are less concerned about their regional languages, also they feel ashamed of speaking in mother tongue in front of others but on contrary with their family they feel very comfortable in speaking in their mother tongue and also love to watch movies, other shows on TV in their regional languages.

So, I think people should keep their mother tongue in their heart and respect it beacause our all emotions are attached through our mother tongue.

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Punith R said: (Jun 7, 2019)  
Hi all,

In my opinion, I would like to say that regional languages are not fading out in today's world. Because our mother tongue should be in our heart and for the sake of professional we have to be aware of English.

In IT sector, we can't talk in our mother language, where there will be people who don't know more than few languages, so English is the international language and professional lag and everyone know this language, and also for an interview in IT sector will be done through English, not in your mother tongue.

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Samhitha said: (Mar 6, 2019)  
I think it's true. Regional languages are fading in our country. The first thing I would like to mention is the international language, English is the one which is spread all over the world for global communication. After enhancing the mobile networks like 4G, India stuck to the net communicating in English leaving their mother tongue. And the second thing is the new generation who are presently in schools are made to learn English first and then other languages. The third thing family members also speak English with their children despite their mother tongue. But I conclude we should not loose our own languages. We should balance both.

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Naveena D said: (Mar 1, 2019)  
Good Evening Friends,

According to me, Of Course, the regional languages are fading in today's world. Because we are in technological world. So we are talking in official languages. So regional languages are fading in India. Because only we are speaking with family and friends in regional languages. So other times we are speaking English language. So, the regional languages are fading in today's world.

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Shilpi said: (Feb 21, 2019)  
Well this is not true. We can't say that the regional languages in India are fading out in today's world. It depends upon the region we live in and people we interact with. In the job field, education field and diiferent types of field we interact with different types of people from different corners of the world. So, everybody is not able to understand every language. Therefore mostly english is considered as the standard language and people got habituated with it. But when it comes to interact with the people of same region, we just follow our regional language.

India is the land of different languages and regions and we Indians know, respect it and very proud of it.

Thank you.

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Bhanu said: (Dec 3, 2018)  
Hi All,

I am Bhanu and I am proud of my mother tongue or my state's regional language Odia.

It depends upon those community of people whether their regional language is going to fade or not. Isn't it? Respect and follow your own culture will won't let you language to fade. However People of ancient India was respecting their culture and ancestors, Sanskrit extinct and a lot of languages came to the picture.

Papua New Guinea is a country having around 800 languages. They follow one language called "Pidgin" invented by them as English is more difficult to understand and speak for them. Not only the country wants to communicate or civilized like other country but also suffering to keep their umpteen tribal cultures. So It is a human being's nature. They want to be developed and civilized.

So do not get worried about the extinction of any languages whether it is ancient or modern. In fact, A language could not be completely extinct. It will replicate or convert to any other language like how Sanskrit is today. So finally the whole world is trying to communicate in one common language which was not possible before 200 years ago. It is a time to be relished that all people can communicate with each other. We do not want any language barriers to come in between humanity.

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Neha said: (Nov 30, 2018)  
Yes, I agree to this topic. Most of the people especially millennium, think ashamed of speaking their regional language in front of others. They think English is the only language through which we can get status and fame. Even foreigners also speak in their regional language, then why can't we Indians speak proudly. English is just a language like all other languages. But English is necessary for corporate world to communicate with other country. Most of the people know English language, therefore we should know English language also but should not feel ashamed in speaking our regional language, through which our emotions are attached.

Thank you!

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Arten said: (Nov 24, 2018)  
In urban and semi-urban area people are mostly using English language because of the environment we human beings are very flexible we can speak any language so it doesn't mean that we forget our regional language and we have to know that in which situation which language have to use I don't think so regional language is fading out. We can say that we are using the more English language.

English is just a language through which we communicate and regional language is a language and it has the power to create a bonding between same region people.

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Bhanu said: (Nov 23, 2018)  
Hi All,

Am Bhanu and I am proud of my mother tongue or my state's regional language Odia.

It depends upon those community of people whether their regional language is going to fade or not. Isn't it? Respect and follow your own culture will won't let your language to fade. However People of ancient India was respecting their culture and ancestors, Sanskrit extinct and a lot of languages came to the picture.

Papua New Guinea is a country having around 800 languages. They follow one language called "Pidgin" invented by them as English is more difficult to understand and speak for them. Not only the country wants to communicate or civilized like other country but also suffering to keep their umpteen tribal cultures. So It is a human being's nature. They want to be developed and civilized.

So do not get worried about the extinction of any languages whether it is ancient or modern. In fact, A language could not be completely extinct. It will replicate or convert to any other language like how Sanskrit is today. So finally the whole world is trying to communicate in one common language which was not possible before 200 years ago. It is a time to be relished that all people can communicate with each other. We do not want any language barriers to come in between humanity.

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Srinivas K said: (Nov 15, 2018)  
We can't exactly say that local languages are fading. Yes, it is mandatory for many students, professionals to know English to interact with their colleagues in their work place as they can't speak one others language, but it doesnt mean that they forgot their own language. To survive in this Global competitive era, we must be familiar with english as it is a medium of communication with many higher people especially foreigners.

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Vishu said: (Oct 21, 2018)  
Good morning everyone.

Today's topic is regional languages in India are fading out in today's world.

I think regional languages are not fading out the today's world. Because every country has a different language. So that why regional language is faded out any language. But the problem is that in a country everywhere people speak multiple languages. So the language barrier is arisen who to communicate with them. That why we use international common language English.

In today's era, people have must require fluent English because the after Hindi English is the common language of our country. For example, Kerala people speak in Kannada and they don't easily understand Hindi in comprise with English. So people use common language to communicate them.

So, at last, regional language are not faded out.

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Naga Sravani Tangirala said: (Oct 2, 2018)  
I totally agree with the regional languages in India are fading out in today's world. It is true because any job profile has a condition that the candidate who apply for it should have a good communication skills and must be very fluent in english. But this is true I accept this leads to regional languages like Telugu etc are really fading out. Parents want there children to speak English very fluently this shows that right from there childhood parents join them to very high corporate schools, they themselves speak with them in English. But this leads to the eradication of there mother tongue of the children.

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Pradeep said: (Sep 29, 2018)  
Yes, that's true, nowadays many of don't want to talk Their regional language, they feel proud talking in English, they are okay with talking at home with it comes to talk with friends they feel shy. Somewhere they thought there standard getting low while talking in their regional language.

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Sami said: (Sep 23, 2018)  
Hi, I am a Sami.

Yes, the regional languages in India are fading out because of no one people interested to talk their own language. If example take tamil is regional language they not interested to talk with tamil if you spoke in tamil, other people think like you don't have more knowledge. If you speak in english they feel like you have more knowlege.

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Supriya said: (Sep 14, 2018)  
Hi, I'am SUPRIYA. I'll tell why regional language is fading out in today's world.

People think it's prestige when we speak in English but when we speak in regional language like Kannada they think it's not worth for us as we have studied in convent schools but we love our language in Foreign countries like Japan, America people have using Kannada songs but in India people ignore us when we speak in Regional language. We should be proud when foreigners speak our language but in reputed we should speak english specially at times of interview as it is very necessary to get the job for our future living.

At last, I end by saying English is just a language not knowledge but regional languages are our emotions. Thank you.

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Payal said: (Sep 6, 2018)  
India is a secular country. People living in different regions speak different languages. Regional languages are still existing. They haven't faded. People in their house use their regional language only though they use hindi or english language as and when required. But children nowadays mainly focus on learning English. For this, parents are responsible as they think that if their kid learns English, he/she can do well at school and learning that language will be sufficient. So, in this way regional language is fading.

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Bishal Dikhit said: (Sep 5, 2018)  
From my point of view, the regional language is not getting paid rather it teaches us to solve all the other difficulties, like nowadays in order to get placed somewhere, we need frequent English communication skills, as we have to work with all other people belonging to other languages. So it doesn't mean regional language get faided, but made us a multi-language machine, which can adjust according to the load requirements but the full load speed is the regional language ever.

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Gopi said: (Sep 4, 2018)  
Regional languages are like a mother, with which everyone will be more comfortable. It is born from our culture. Learning English is important to communicate to all parts of the world. But our knowledge should not be weighed in terms of speaking English as it is also just a language - a common language we can say. 'we cannot judge a book by its cover ' in the same way we cannot judge a person's knowledge, decency or dignity from their language but in recent days importance to our local languages is decreasing. While the rest of the world is admiring India's culture and values we are running away from it. We should protect our roots in our regional languages.

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Raushan Kumar said: (Aug 24, 2018)  
I think regional language is not faded away in today's world.

In the present time, industry and Organisations want a common language that is English.

Some people know Tamil some people know Gujarati some people know Marathi so there is a barrier in talking with each other so English is a common language to communicate to each other so I think regional language didn't fade away but it takes place in the English language to communicate each other if there is a language barrier.

If you go to a foreign country and if you are speaking in Hindi they don't understand you but if you spoke in English they understand, reason behind is the language barrier so in day to day life the English language much communicating in organisation or any company but because of this I think regional language didn't fade away.

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Shreya said: (Aug 17, 2018)  
Yes, the regional languages in India are fading out. Bcs now a time parents also send their childers in yhe english medium school. And in professional area english is mandatory language. So any job english is requirded. And no opportunity for other language. And people also think that if you can speak better enlish so you are inteligent. But not true.

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Vennela T S said: (Aug 12, 2018)  
Yeah, our regional languages are fading away because of the psychology of India. So many people think that if a person speaks English he is very educated, brilliant, standard and a rich Person if you speak regional languages people think your not educated and you are a local middle-class person which is not at all a truth. No one cares about the knowledge someone has how much brilliant they are, they only see the language that a person speaks its the psychological effect. We have to be proud of our religion language we should have some respect.

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Arunima said: (Aug 11, 2018)  
Yes, the regional languages are fading out because the pressure of learning and speaking eng is so much that neither parents nor the children are being encouraged to speak their regional languages. According to me regional lang should also being given importance acceptance as we should not forget our culture and should cherish what we are.

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Sabarna said: (Aug 5, 2018)  
Hi, I am SABRNA. I am going to discuss the topic.

Yes, regional languages in India are fading out because in the professional area everyone is using the international language English and some time Hindi. Now, these two languages become the main language.

Guardians also prefer the English medium school compare to regional language medium school for the admission of their children.

For cracking the interview in private IT sector communication skill through English is essential.

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