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In response to a comment on last month's Ethnoblog post, we share some thoughts on the extinction of languages (language endangerment and death) that we hope will clear up some confusion.
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A language of India. Population: 2,640 (2001 census). Status: 5 (Developing). Lg Use: Home, church. Most also use Meitei [mni]. Lg Development: Literacy rate in L2: 60%–70%.
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