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Linguistic geography is a relatively new discipline which combines elements of geography, linguistics and anthropology. Prof. Hohammad Ishteyaq of Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi is one of the few of experts on this subject in India.

His researches have been published by Motilal Banarsidas Publishers in a book called Language Shifts Among Scheduled Tribes in India, which argues that language preferences in India’s several tribal communities are changing fast.

One of his findings is that languages belonging to the Tibeto-Burman and Anstric families are more stable than the languages of Dravidian and Indo-Aryan origins spoken by tribals he studied.

Sometimes language preferences of tribals shift in favor of Hindi, or some other powerful regional language because of the exposure of tribals to powerful language groups in course of economic activities. At others times such changes are merely the result of manipulation of census data for political ends.

Prof. Mohammed Ishteyaq is deeply concerned over the gradual extinction of some tribal languages. Some other languages are being diluted with outside linguistic influences beyond recognition, he regrets. We have not certainly heard the last from the learned professor.

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