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Culture

Extinct languages of India

Language

Region

Ahom

Assam.

Aka-Bo

Andaman Islands, east central coast of North Andaman Island, North Reef Island.

Aka-Bea

Andaman Islands, South Andaman Island except northeast coast, and north and east interiors; Rutland Island except south coast; small islands southeast of Rutland; Labyrinth Islands.

Aka-Cari

Andaman Islands, north coast of North Andaman Island, Landfall Island, other nearby small islands.

Aka-Jeru

Andaman Islands, interior and south North Andaman Island, Sound Island.

Aka-Kede

Andaman Islands, central and north central Middle Andaman Island

Aka-Kol

Andaman Islands, southeast Middle Andaman Island.

Aka-Kora

Andaman Islands, northeast and north central coasts of North Andaman Island, Smith Island.

Akar-Bale

Andaman Islands, Ritchie’s Archipelago

Andro

Manipur – Became extinct in the 20th century.

Malaryan

Kerala- Ernakulam, Idukki, Kottayam districts, and Trichur district in TamilNadu. Malai Arayan was a classical Dravidian language that was spoken by people in the Tamil Nadu-Kerala hill areas. Even today, the community that spoke the language is called by the same name. These people mostly went on to speak dialects of Tamil or Malayalam.

Oko-Juwoi

Andaman Islands, west central and southwest interior Middle Andaman Island.

Pali

Used as the literary language of the Buddhist Scriptures.

Rangkas

Uttarakhand, Pithoragarh District, Johar Valley, Darchula and Munsyari tahsils, facing Nepal border along Mahakali Valley. Rangkas people have merged their identity with the dominant Kumaoni people and the language has been replaced by Kumaoni. Rangkas sometimes refers to the whole group of Darmiya, Chaudangsi, Byangsi, and the now extinct Johari.

Sengmai

Manipur district.

Turung

Assam- Golaghat District, Titabar district and Karbi Anglong district