[lg policy] International Mother Tongue Day: 18 languages spoken in K-P, FATA and G-B at risk (fwd link)

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International Mother Tongue Day: 18 languages spoken in K-P, FATA and G-B at risk

By Manzoor Ali
Published: February 21, 2011
Pakistan

The 1973 Constitution lists preservation of language, script and culture as a fundamental right. Like numerous other rights, this one is being trampled upon.
PESHAWAR: When Mohammad Sat Sayeed died in Kalkatak Village in southern Chitral a few years back, an entire dialect died with him. The last words uttered by the native Kalasha language speaker were Sayeed’s familiar loud prayer, “O mi ganah xaudai mi nauf keri,” or, “Oh my God forgive me.”

Access full article below:
http://tribune.com.pk/story/121483/international-mother-tongue-day-18-languages-spoken-in-k-p-fata-and-g-b-at-risk/

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