WHERE WE WORK
Situated in Western Himalayas, it is one of the eleven mountain states and is characterized by extreme landscape, beautiful snowclad mountains and cold climate. Out of the 35 language communities, following are the languages where we work.
Arunachal Pradesh literally translates to “land of dawn-lit mountains” and is the largest of the Seven Sister States of Northeast India by area.
The state shares international borders with Bhutan in the west, Myanmar in the east and a disputed border with China in the north.Known to be an ethnically diverse, there are 26 major tribes and more than 100 sub-tribes in Arunachal Pradesh. Following are the languages we work with:
Known as the “the land of forests,” Jharkhand is a state in eastern India. It is reported that 39.1% of the population is below the poverty line, and 19.6% of children below five years of age are malnourished.
Thirty-two tribal groups are found in Jharkhand.Following are the languages we work with:
Formerly known as Orissa, Odisha has the third-largest population of Scheduled Tribes in India. Odia, which is one of the classical Indian languages, is spoken by 82.7% of this state’s population.
Some major dialects spoken in the state are Sambalpuri, Cuttacki, Puri, Baleswari, Ganjami, Desiya and Phulbani. Following are the languages we are working with:
With over 200 million people, Uttar Pradesh, a state in Northern India, is the most populous state in the country. The state shares an international boundary with Nepal and has the largest railway network in the country.
Uttar Pradesh is known for its holiest Hindu shrines, which plays a significant role in the state’s tourism. Following are the languages we are working with:
Popularly known as the “Land of Kings,” Rajasthan is the largest state in India by area and the seventh-largest by population. Located on the north-western part of India, which comprises of the Thar desert, the state shares a border with Pakistan.
Even though Hindi is widely spoken, there are eight major dialects (Bagri, Shekhawati, Mewati, Dhundhari, Harauti, Marwari, Mewari, and Wagri) spoken in different regions of the state. Following are the languages we work with:
Madhya Pradesh, meaning Central Province, is a state in central India. It is the second-largest Indian state by area and the fifth by population. The state is rich in mineral resources and has the largest reserves of diamond and copper in India.
Several ethnic groups, tribes, castes and communities, including indigenous tribal people and migrants from other states are found in Madhya Pradesh. Following are the languages we work with:
Punjab hosts the largest population of Sikhs in India – 57.68% of the total. The Golden Temple in Amritsar is one of the most-visited tourist destinations of Punjab and indeed India, attracting more visitors than the Taj Mahal.
Following are the languages we work with:
The largest state in South India and seventh largest in India, Karnataka’s population is more than six crore. Around 66% of the state population constitutes Kannada speakers, the official language of the state.
The rest of the people belong to other linguistic minorities such as Urdu, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Hindi, Tulu, Konkani, Malayalam, and Kodava Thak. Following are the languages we are working with:
Tamil Nadu is the most urbanised state in India. Tamil, the official language, is one of the longest-surviving classical languages in the world.
The state boasts of a rich tradition of literature, art, music and dance. Thirty-six tribes are found in Tamil Nadu, of which six are on the endangered list. Following are the languages we work with:
A state in northern India, Uttarakhand means “Land of the Gods.” A massive portion of the topography consists of high Himalayan peaks and glaciers. There are 566 people groups in Uttarakhand, of which 549 belong to the unreached people group.
The population is mostly Hindus. The rest are Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, and Jains. Muslims are the largest minority group. Following are the languages we are working with: