The Significance of Sadri Language in the Socio- Cultural Context of the Oraons in Bangladesh


Shahedul Halim Kazi

Mohammad Sharif Ul Islam

Journal: Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy

(pp: 459-474) | Doi No: http:/



Ethnic languages are in danger  throughout  the  world,  which  causes  various effects on the socio-economic aspects of the concerned people and communities. The current article focuses on issues related to the  Oraons ethnic community living in Bangladesh. To get insights into the problem, this paper takes the participants’ subjective opinions to comprehend the present situation of their mother tongue in the socio-economic context they live in. The present study indicates that the use of Sadri, the native language of the Oraons, has significantly decreased over time in every sphere of their life, including schooling, social interactions, workplace communications, etc. Even in the family environment, its downward trend is also noticeable. The dominance of the mainstream language, the absence of the written scripts and linguistics practices, and the reluctant attitude of the young generation towards their mother tongue are some of the visible facets of such language decay. Besides, the lack of an ethic-language-based education policy hinders the transmission of the Sadri language from the present generation to the next.



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