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The last speaker, of Bo has died

India's ancient language

Boa Sr, the last speaker, of one of India's ancient language has died at the age of 85 on Andaman Island.Andamanese tribes

"Vanishing Voices of the Great Andamanese"

Prof. Anvita Abbi, of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India who directs the "Vanishing Voices of the Great Andamanese"  said that her death was highly significant because - Bo -  one of the world's oldest languages had come to an end.  "India had lost an irreplaceable part of its heritage", she said.

An "anthropologist's dream"

The Andaman Languages  are thought to originate from Africa. Some may be 70,000 years old. The Andaman islands are often called an "anthropologist's dream" and are one of the most linguistically diverse areas of the world.

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