TNPSC Current Affairs March 2017
Kurukh Language gets official language status in West Bengal
West Bengal has granted official language status to Kurukh Language Spoken by Oraon and Kisan Tribes.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has granted the official status to the Kurukh an endangered tribal language of Dravidian Family, as to mark the International Mother language day.
As per the 2001 census, the Kurukh language spoken by Oraon and Kisan Tribes are 17 lakhs people. To develop and popularise the Kurukh, we need to have a standard script and grammar, dictionary and textbooks like other Dravidian Languages.
About Kurukh Language:
Kurukh is a Dravidian Language spoken by Oraon and Kisan Tribes of odisha and surrounding areas of West Bengal, Jharkand, Bihar, Bangladesh. AS per 2001 Census around 17 lakh people speaks Kurukh Language. It has been listed as endangered language by UNESCO.