Project ELLORA

  • IASbaba
  • February 4, 2023
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Joint Parliamentary Committee

ers at the Microsoft Research (MSR) lab in India have been working towards creating Project ELLORA.

About Project ELLORA:

  • The project aims to bring ‘rare’ Indian languages online.
  • It is also known as Enabling Low Resource Languages that was launched in 2015.
  • It is a digital resource for Indian languages that do not have enough presence online.
  • Some of the languages that’s its researching includes: Gondi, Mundari, and Idu Mishmi.


  • It is a South-Central Dravidian language spoken by Gond tribes.
  • It is spoken in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
  • It is written in Devanagari and Telugu scripts.


  • It belongs to Austroasiatic language family spoken by the Munda tribes.
  • It is spoken in Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal.
  • Scripts: Mundari bani.
  • It is written in the Devanagari, Odia, Bengali, and Latin writing systems.

Idu Mishmi:

  • It is spoken in Arunachal Pradesh and in Tibet Autonomous Region, China.
  • It uses the Tibetan script and Idu Azobra script.
  • It is also known as Sulikata, Midu, Mindri and Mithu.

Source: Indian Express


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