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South Asian Kids
Learn more about South Asian Languages by visiting these websites:
Ethnologue
Omniglot


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South Asian Languages

South Asian Heritage Languages LogoThe geographical area of South Asia, which includes the Indian subcontinent and surrounding countries, is rich in linguistic and cultural diversity. The South Asian Web pages were created to provide a focus on languages from this area and U.S. programs. Led by Alliance Language Representative, Dr. Surendra Gambhir, the Alliance will continue to expand information about South Asian languages and work to develop a network for those interested in sharing information.

Click on the languages below to learn more:

Hindi
Urdu

Meet the Language Representative

Dr. Surendra Gambhir serves as the Alliance Language Representative for South Asian Languages. Learn more about Dr. Gambhir or email him.


News Item of Interest

South Asian Languages K-12 Research Study Funded

Anup Mahajan of National Capital Language Resource Center announces the award of an International Research and Studies grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The South Asian Languages K-12 Research Study, to be called DesiLearn, is designed to document and describe all K-12 programs for the following languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Marathi, Nepali, Panjabi, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.

Visit the DesiLearn website to learn more.

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