<p><strong>In <a id="tr8q" title="India" href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/india-guide/">India</a>'s remote <a id="v269" title="Arunachal Pradesh state (map)" href="http://maps.nationalgeographic.com/map-machine#s=h&amp;c=28.16617732718711, 94.51770432293415&amp;z=8">Arunachal Pradesh (map)</a>, linguist <a id="yh2e" title="Gregory Anderson" href="http://www.livingtongues.org/aboutus.html">Gregory Anderson</a>, director of the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages, makes one of the first ever recordings of the "hidden" language Koro, whose existence was announced Tuesday. <a id="tm6u" title="Read full story >>" href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/10/101005-lost-language-india-science/">Read full story &gt;&gt;</a></strong></p> <p>Koro speakers' language is as different from that of their neighbors as English is from Japanese, yet Koro has only now been scientifically documented as its own tongue, according to the <a id="p09l" title="National Geographic's Enduring Voices Project" href="http://www.nationalgeographic.com/mission/enduringvoices/">National Geographic Society's Enduring Voices Project</a>. (The Society owns National Geographic News.)</p>

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In India's remote Arunachal Pradesh (map), linguist Gregory Anderson, director of the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages, makes one of the first ever recordings of the "hidden" language Koro, whose existence was announced Tuesday. Read full story >>

Koro speakers' language is as different from that of their neighbors as English is from Japanese, yet Koro has only now been scientifically documented as its own tongue, according to the National Geographic Society's Enduring Voices Project. (The Society owns National Geographic News.)

Photograph by Chris Rainier, National Geographic

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