First words3 min read . Updated: 05 Jul 2014, 12:17 AM IST
Pratham Books launches a publishing project to promote Indian tribal languages
The first words a child learns are usually in the mother tongue. In the case of tribal communities, children would learn the language through the oral tradition, by interacting with the family and the community, since they had no script to work with. At school, however, they would be taught in the language of the mainstream—a difficult transition.
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