People's Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI), a non-governmental campaign for protection of languages, has embarked on documenting 'live' languages among diverse communities in the northeast as part of its efforts to safeguard the cultural heritage of the country.
Once we are done with the documentation, it will provide a comprehensive view of the languages that are still alive and used by the different communities in the country. This is a first-of-its-kind of exercise. The idea is not to find out the number of speakers of a particular language, but to provide a comprehensive view on the languages that are still alive," he said.
Devi said that the documentation work in Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Manipur is at an advanced stage, while it's picking up in Nagaland, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.