THIS IS THE DEVELOPMENT VERSION OF THIS SITE
Linguistics, Languages & Cultures
- Endangered languages, from a Nepalese perspective;
- Two endangered languages, Kusunda and Dura, from Nepal;
- Nepal Foundation for development of Indigenous Nationalities
- Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities
- Kusunda nationalism!(also here)
- National coalition against racial discrimination
- Genetics project
- Notes on the language
- Long-range subgrouping theory (published prior to much data becoming available)
- Quite informative article about Gyani Maiya Sen and the language (in Nepali)
- The Dang region of western Nepal
- The Dang region is site to some of the oldest archaeological traces of humans and near-humans in the South Asia region, with stone tools dating to 730,000 cal BP.
- Media circus (May 2012)
This started with an interview that Prof. Madhav Pokharel gave to Gorkhapatra, a newspaper in Kathmandu. That report was taken up by the BBC, after which the story very quickly went viral in the English and Spanish media, without any new information appearing and with a lot of disinformation being gratuitously slipped in.
All the following are derivative of the BBC report,
- Print newspapers
- Selection of online mentions:
- Selection of mentions in Spanish:
- Selection of unlikely miscellaneous mentions:
- Saxafi, a Somali language news website;
- Yeonsu: language endangerment becomes a way to learn English;
- BBC, but in Indonesian. The BBC site doesn't offer the story in any language other than English, and Indonesian.
- Indofeeds, follows up from the above;
- This AFP piece was written by a reporter who had the daring idea of actually travelling to talk to Gyani Maiya herself. While this seems not to be normal journalistic practise, nonetheless we applaud it for contributing new data and ideas.