Endangered Kurukh gets official language status in West Bengal March 3, West Bengal Government has given official language status to endangered tribal language Kurukh, mother tongue belonging to the Dravidian family. It was given this status by the state government last month and but was announced recently by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Key Facts In West Bengal, it is spoken by Oraon tribal community who live in Dooars alluvial floodplains in northeastern India that lie south of outer foothills of Himalayas and north of Brahmaputra River basin. Santhali, Munda and Hoe languages spoken in state that belong to Austro-Asiastic family, while the languages spoken by the Tamang, Lepcha and Bhutia tribes of the Darjeeling hills are of the Tibeto-Burman group.

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Batch First edition in published in an Asiatic Society of Bengal journal number Flanns and George Campbell Batch Kurukh Grammar by Reverend F. Haan Kurukh Sahiya by Aihladh Tirkey Mikahail Tigga Kurukh Katha Billi Vyakaran by P. Becks Kurukh Phonetic Reader by Dr.

Francis Ekka The lists of various Kurukh Dictionaries are also given to make it easier to learn the language. Kurukh English Dictionary by Reverend F. Oraon Dictionary by Reverend T. An Oraon Dictionary by Reverand A. Greenguard An Oraon Dictionary by C. Baliss Hindi Kurukh by Mrs. Swarnlata Prasad Kurukh — Hindi Sabdkosh by Mrs.

Some known and some unknown literature written in the Kurukh languages are as under: Kurukh Folklore by Reverend F. Kurukh Folklore by Reverand A.

Leel Kho-rala-Khekhel two volumes by Reverend F. Haan, Dharamdas Lakra and W. Archer contains kurukh folk songs. Kurukh Dandi by Bihari Lakra on folksongs. Arthur have Kurukh folksongs in English. Kurukh Sahe Dandi by Prof. Indrajeet Oraon. Dav Billi by Prof. Basanti Kujur. Kurukh Athkha Pandi by Edmund Toppo.

Purkha Khiri by Aahlaad Tirkey. Namhe Earpa by Jastin Ekka is a novel. Eenelata by Ignais Kujur is also a novel. Tura Khadd by Jhanku Oraon. Punna Khor by Prof. Indrajeet Oraon is a modern story. Khalli Aayang by Prof. Indrajeet Oraon is a play. Aayang Jiya by Piyush Lakra is also a play. Aayang Gahi Jiya by Ignais Kujur is a play. Palki by Aahlaad Tirkey is also a play.

Oraon Language and Literature by Jagdish Trigunyat is an essay. Haas Bhansi by Aalbanus Minz is a collection of poems. Munta Puamp Jhumpa by Dable Kujur is a collection of songs. The Oraon Customs and Religions by S.

Mikhail Tigga. Aalkhan-Ririyarana by Prof. Paridagreg Aagiyana Puthi by Prof. Kurukh Shishth Kawya by Dawle Kujur. Kurukh Kalpa Jatra by Julius Tigga. Boli Ganeet by C. Kurukh Phonetic Reader Dr. Franscis Ekka. Kurukh Varnmala by Niranjan Ekka. Narayan Oraon. Few magazines and the journals in Kurukh language are also published from time to time. Singi Dai, Quarterly, Delhi.


Kurukh language

Kurukh, an endangered tribal language of the Dravidian family, is set to get a new lease of life in West Bengal. It is spoken by the Oraon tribal community. The language was given official status in the State last month. Experts say that while most of the tribal languages in the State have their origins in the Austro-Asiatic and Tibeto-Barman families, Kurukh is an exception. Jharkhand has recognised Kurukh as a language, and students can write their school final examination in its script. Kurukh Script: The Kurukh script reflected the socio-cultural aspects of the tribal community. It resembles that of any Dravidian language.


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