List of endangered languages in Bangladesh
An endangered language is a language that it is at risk of falling out of use, generally because it has few surviving speakers. If it loses all of its native speakers, it becomes an extinct language. UNESCO distinguishes four levels of endangerment in languages, based on intergeneratinal transfer:
Vulnerable: Most children speak the language, but it may be restricted to certain domains (e.g., home). Definitely endangered: Children no longer learn the language as mother tongue in the home. Severely endangered: Language is spoken by grandparents and older generations; while the parent generation may understand it, they do not speak it to children or among themselves. Critically endangered: The youngest speakers are grandparents and older, and they speak the language partially and infrequently.
|Bishnupriya Manipuri Creole ||India, Bangladesh||115,000||Vulnerable|
|Asho Chin||Myanmar, Bangladesh||2,340||Definitely endangered|
|Chin, Falam||Myanmar, Bangladesh||120,000||Vulnerable|
|Chin, Haka||Myanmar, Bangladesh||446,264||Vulnerable|
|Khasi||India, Bangladesh||865,000||Definitely endangered|
|Koda||Bangladesh, India||1,600||Severely endangered|
|Kok Borok||Bangladesh, India||695,000||Vulnerable|
|Pnar||India, Bangladesh||88,000||Definitely endangered|
|Sauria Paharia||India, Bangladesh||117,000||Definitely endangered|
- Moseley, Christopher (ed.). 2010. Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger, 3rd edn. Paris, UNESCO Publishing. Online version: http://www.unesco.org/culture/en/endangeredlanguages/atlas
- Endangered Language Alliance. "Bangladesh: Some endangered languages". Endangered Language Alliance. Retrieved 6 October 2012.