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Source: The post is based on the article “Kui language inclusion in 8th schedule gets approval of Odisha govt” published in New Indian Express on 11th July 2023
What is the News?
The Odisha Cabinet has approved a proposal to recommend the inclusion of the Kui language in the Eighth schedule of the Constitution of India.
What is Kui Language?
Kui is a South-Eastern Dravidian language spoken by the Khonds (also spelt Kondha and Kandha) community.
It is primarily spoken in the state of Odisha. It is traditionally written using the Odia script.
It is closely related to other languages in the Dravidian family such as Gondi and Kuvi.
It was also referred to as the Kuinga language during the historical period.
What are the benefits of inclusion of Kui Language in 8th Schedule?
It will help in the preservation, promotion, and propagation of the Kui language and culture;
Activities such as publication, creation of content and recognition will get momentum;
Create an eco-system to facilitate research & Studies anchored around the preservation, promotion and propagation of Kui Language.