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Misinformation to the NATION (to Govt. and administration) about The SANTALI ALPHABETS by Prof. Shourav Sikder

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"The proposition to provide education to all the indigenous groups in their own language is almost an impossible one at present, as most do not have their own written script. Those who don't have alphabets of their own are also divided over whether to adopt Roman or Bangla script when it comes to forging a written form of their own language," says Sikder. He speaks of a similar divide among the Santals. "Among them the ones who converted to Christianity prefer Roman alphabet to the Bangla script. The rest are willing to adopt Bangla alphabets in written expression of Santali, their language," Sikder clarifies.
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