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

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Divyasree said:   4 years ago
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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Meghna said:   5 years ago
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.

Thanks.
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Satyam said:   2 years ago
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.

Thanks,
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Bhanu said:   6 years ago
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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Bhanu said:   6 years ago
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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Manisha said:   3 years ago
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.

Thanks.
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Krittika upadhyay said:   5 years ago
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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Deepti arya said:   3 years ago
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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Asif khan said:   2 weeks ago
Regional language plays a major role in making India unique when you go to Mumbai they used to speak in other ways as compared to up so it seem to be completely different from each other. When you go to south side cities like Chennai, Mysore, and Bangalore they used to speak in Tamil or Telugu. So if you are across India there are various types of languages. When you complete your studies and get a job in any organization or field it requires a professional way to interact and if you get settled in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, or Bangalore you don't want to speak in regional languages to friends/colleagues/neighbor to make them comfortable and look decent to them. So that's the reason why regional languages are fading these days. We shouldn't forget our roots and try to keep interacting in the regional languages with friends at least.
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Raushan Kumar said:   6 years ago
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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