- Bodo language
India, with a few small communities in Nepal
1,350,478 in India (2001), 3,301 in Nepal (2001)
Bodo, pronounced BO-RO is a Tibeto-Burman language spoken by the
Bodo peopleof north-eastern India, Nepaland Bangladesh. The language is one of the official languages of the Indian state of Assam, and is one of 22 scheduled languages given a special constitutional status in India.
Classification and related languages
Bodo language, a branch of the
Sino-Tibetanfamily of language is a rich language. It is a major language of the Bodo group under the Assam-Burmese group of language. It shares some common features in respect of vocabulary, phonology, morphology and syntax with other sister languages of the Bodo group.
It is closely related to the
Dimasa languageof Assamand the Garo languageof Meghalaya. It is also a very closely related language of Kokborok languagespoken in Tripura.
In the aftermath of socio-political awakening and movement launched by the Bodo organizations since 1913, the language was introduced as the medium of instruction (1963) in the primary schools in Bodo dominated areas. Currently, the Bodo language serves as a medium of instruction up to the secondary level and an associated ojih fficial language in the state of
Assam. The language has attained a position of pride with the opening of the Post-Graduate course in Bodo language and literature in the University of Guwahatiin 1996. The Bodo language has to its credit large number of books of poetry, drama, short stories, novels, biography, travelogues, children's literature and literary criticism. Though the spoken language has been affected by other cummunities, especially the bengalis, in and around Kokrajhar, it is still to be heard in its pure form, in and around Udalguri district.
Chote, Mech. Related to Dimasa,
Tripuri, Lalunga, Boro.
The language is officially written using the
Devanagari script, although it also has a long history of using the Roman script. Some researchers have suggested that the language originally used a now-lost script called Deodhai.Fact|date=February 2007
Bodo Sahitya Sabha
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