Rare language films in Film Bazaar

WION EDGE : Spoken by tiny minorities, these languages will be unknown to most. These films keep alive some rare languages and introduce them to a larger audience

THE BIOSCOPE WALA

Language: Dari

Dari, also referred to as Afghan Persian, is a dialect of the modern Farsi (Persian) language. The language is written with a version of the Perso-Arabic script.

Director: Deb Medhekar

Source: Youtube, Deb Medhekar

THE GOLD LADEN SHEEP AND THE SECRET MOUNTAIN

Language: Paha

Paha is a language spoken in northern Guangnan County, Yunnan with hardly 600 speakers left.

Director: Ridham Janve

Source: Youtube, Ridham Janve

sonar baran

Language: Rajbanshi

Rajbanshi belongs to the Indo-European language family, spoken by very small populations in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Director: Bobby Sarma Baruah

Source: Bobby Sarma Baruah

DONGAR DEI

Language: KUI

Kui is a South-Central-Dravidian language spoken in the Odisha region of India. It was referred to as Kalinga language in ancient times.

Director: Kavita Bahl, Nandan Saxena

Source: WION

KHO KI PA LU

Language: Chokri

Chokri is a language spoken by Chakhesang tribe in Northeast India. In 1991, there were about 20,000 native Chokri speakers.

Director: Anushka Meenakshi, Iswar Srikumar

Source: Youtube, Anushka Meenakshi

RIVER SONG

Language: Shertukpen

Shertukpen is one of the three languages of the Kho Bwa family. According to the 2001 survey, there are about 3,100 native speakers of the language, mainly in the northeastern region of India.

Director: Sange Dorjee Thangdok
Source: DNA