Over the past 5 decades, 250 languages were lost in India.
At present there are as many as 780 different languages spoken in India.
Within the next 50 years, it is feared that 400 more languages will die, more than half.”
Although the population of India, a land of over 1.3 billion people, is growing at an alarming rate, entire cultures are vanishing and, yes, multitudes are dying.
“Maithili, which is spoken in the eastern state of Bihar, is at least 1,000 years old. Similarly there are several old languages which are surviving somehow in India, but we are hardly passing them on,” said political psychologist Ashis Nandy.
We cannot help but wonder if the Scriptures will be published in each of those languages before they vanish or if the name of our Savior will be heard by the multitudes represented.