"मां घॄदम् कस्यस्विद्ध्नम्" (The Ishavasya Upanishad – 300 to 15- B.C.E.)
Thou shalt not covet any thing that is thy neighbour's. (The Holy Bible - 12 to 2 B.C.E.)
Do not covet the bounties that God has bestowed more abundantly on some of you than on others. (The Holy Qu'ran - 610 - 632 C.E.)

(Bhasha) Dialects:

A shprakh iz a dialekt mit an armey un flot
"אַ שפּראַך איז אַ דיאַלעקט מיט אַן אַרמײ און פֿלאָט"‎
"A language is a dialect with an army and navy"
Max Weinreich (Yiddish linguist)

  • It is said – the world lies in language
  • We engage with our environment (social, environmental, economic, cultural) via the world of language
  • Most local (tribal) people have coexisted with their natural environment for hundreds or thousands of years.
  • Their languages hold the key to local environmental protection as well as sustainable development
  • Yet we strive to teach them Hindi or English or any other central language
  • It is time to stop
  • It is time to learn from them and
  • Listen
  • Just listen
  • What are such linguistic occurrences that you are aware of that can contribute to cultural continuity and sustainability in the region you are from?
  • Who are the people who may be the last surviving links to these languages?
  • Share and strive to save the system

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