If you thought everyone in India spoke Hindi, you’re wrong. Hindi is only widely spoken in the central northern area of the country, with people across other regions of India speaking close to 450 other regional languages. And Indian languages aren’t all from the Indo–Aryan and Dravidian language families, either. There are also various languages from the Austroasiatic and Sino–Tibetan language families, particularly in the country’s northeast. One of the Sino–Tibetan languages, nestled mostly in the northeastern state of Assam, is Boro, also called Bodo.
Boro is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India, giving it significant prestige not afforded to most Indian minority languages. Regardless, most Boro people also speak Assamese, and with significantly more influence, Assamese still threatens Boro. With Boro’s endangerment status as a “vulnerable” language, it’s hard to find translation agencies willing to work with the Sino–Tibetan language. But TranslationServices.com proudly offers Boro translation services. We know how important each language is to its speakers and to the linguistic and cultural diversity of the world, so we’re proud to translate languages like Boro.
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Learning about the Boro language
Boro is spoken by more than 1 million people mainly in Bodoland, officially known as the Bodoland Territorial Region, which encompasses five districts in the northwest of India’s Assam state. As part of the Sino–Tibetan language family, the language uses two tones, high and low, which can change a word’s meaning. Boro is said to have historically had its own script, called Deodhai, but in the modern age, it’s written in the Assamese script, after the Bodo Sahitya Sabha, an organization promoting the language, failed to cement the Latin script as the official Boro orthography.
Boro word order is subject-object-verb, which is the most common word order among languages worldwide, although word order is flexible and can change depending on the context and the speaker’s mood. The language features a whopping 10 cases, which are appended to nouns via suffixes. All cases are marked, including the nominative, or the subject of a sentence, which many languages leave unmarked. Boro verbs feature three tenses—past, present, and future—but sometimes, it’s difficult to differentiate the tenses. Various mood and aspect markers further complicate the Boro verb system, with the language even featuring an “energetic” mood.
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