Thursday, February 4, 2010

Just A Little Less Information - Last Speaker Of The Bo Language Dies

"The last speaker of an ancient language in India's Andaman Islands has died at the age of about 85, a leading linguist has told the BBC.

Professor Anvita Abbi said that the death of Boa Sr was highly significant because one of the world's oldest languages - Bo - had come to an end."

"Languages in the Andamans are thought to originate from Africa. Some may be 70,000 years old."

BBC - Last speaker of ancient language of Bo dies in India

Times Online - Oblivion for 65,000-year-old tribe as last of the Bo takes her language to grave

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