Video: Hidden Language Recorded in Remote Corner of India
In the mountains of northeastern India, a language spoken by only around 800 people has been recorded by linguists for the first time.
Koro, a language previously unknown to linguists, has been documented in the mountains of northeastern India. Researchers with National Geographic's Enduring Voices project recorded the language—spoken by only about 800 people—for the first time.
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Before this trip to a remote part of northeast India, there were 6,909 living languages known to scientists.
Now there is one more.
National Geographic’s Enduring Voices project brought linguists Gregory Anderson and David Harrison to a region of India that requires a special permit just to enter.
To reach one village where this language is spoken, the expedition team had to cross a mountain river by bamboo raft.
It would be the first known time the language would be recorded.
Arunachal Pradesh is the home of an endangered