In Sherpur district there are only 28 families that speak the Margan Koch language. Bandarban has only 30 people speaking the Rengmitcha language. And in Dinajpur only 98 families now remain who speak the Kora language. Amidst this pandemic, the safeguarding of the mother tongue of these people is critical. A demand for special protection for endangered language groups, including those in the Amazon rainforest and the Papua Islands, has been emerging. A universal framework for this global focus, including Bangladesh, needs to be strengthened. (Excerpted from an article by Pavel Partha)

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