According to the UNESCO, the endangered languages of Karnataka are Tulu, Koraga, Kodagu, Bellari and Badaga, which are also spoken in Tamil Nadu, an official release said on Tuesday.

The institute has already started working on the documentation of three languages: Hakkipikki, Kuruba/Kurumba and Kutiya/Kudiya.

The CIIL, in collaboration with the Tribal Research Institute in Karnataka, has initiated documentation of six of the languages: Asalaru, Siddi, Iruliga, Malaikudiya, Maratta and Tokri Koli.

The languages are identified to be documented by the CIIL, Mysore, include Kuruba, Hakkipikki, Toda, Kota, Soliga and Kutia/Kudia.

(Agencies)

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