Out of roughly 7,000 languages spoken internationally, over 80% of the languages are estimated to vanish inside the subsequent century. The United Nations Training, Scientific and Cultural Group (UNESCO) atlas of the world’s languages at risk reveals that 2,464 are endangered at present. All Naga languages are listed as “susceptible” that means that almost all youngsters converse the language, however it could be restricted to sure domains. Of the 14 Naga languages listed, EastMojo checked out why preserving the Tenyidie language—a regular language with one of many largest teams of audio system—issues.

What’s Tenyidie, and who makes use of the language?

In line with Ura Academy (UA), a literary society established in 1971, there are 10 tribes—Angami, Chakhesang, Pochury, Zeliangrong, Rengma, Mao, Maram, Poumai, Thangal, and Impui, that type a group referred to as the Tenyimia. Tenyimia is a bunch of Naga tribes that hint widespread ancestry and have the biggest audio system of a regular language referred to as the Tenyidie language.

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