Saturday, April 1, 2023

Kokborok Language Neglected: Why is it Not Used Officially in Roman Script in Tripura?


Kokborok is the second most spoken language in Tripura after Bengali, yet it is often neglected and not used officially in Roman script. This has been a matter of concern for the indigenous communities in the state, who have been demanding the use of Kokborok in official documents and communication.

One of the reasons for this neglect is the lack of political will to promote the use of Kokborok. The state government has been accused of not doing enough to promote the language and its use in official communication. This has resulted in a lack of awareness about the language and its importance among the general population.

Furthermore, the neglect of Kokborok is also linked to the marginalization of indigenous communities in the state. The dominant culture and language of the state, Bengali, has often been prioritized in official communication and documentation, while the use of Kokborok has been limited to informal settings.

The neglect of Kokborok in official communication and documentation in Tripura is a matter of concern for the indigenous communities in the state. The lack of political will, standardization, and trained professionals, and the marginalization of indigenous communities have all contributed to this issue. It is crucial that the state government takes the necessary steps to promote the use of Kokborok and ensure that it receives the recognition and importance it deserves.

Borok Times
Borok Times
Borok Times, a youth-oriented media company originating from Agartala, Tripura, was launched with the ambitious goal of delivering authentic news to its audience, not only from across the state but also nationwide.

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