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  • Mar 30, 2012
  • 04:50 PM

It's only words

Zubair Torwali / The Friday Times
There are over 60 languages spoken besides the so-called 'regional' languages and Urdu and English in Pakistan. From the afore-mentioned languages, Badeshi and Ushojo have by now died, and a dozen of the remaining will soon disappear if left untended. When a language dies, a culture dies; and when a culture dies, its wisdom - often the outcome of centuries' worth of experience - dies. Above all the identity of a people dies with it.

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