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Meet Kavita

Kavita's Background

Dr. Kavita Rastogi is a linguistics professor at the University of Lucknow. In 2011 she founded the Society for Endangered and Lesser-Known Languages, formally registered in 2015. The Society works for the protection and preservation of marginalized and under supported languages in India. Kavita has published extensively in the areas of Structural Linguistics, General Linguistics, Contrastive Linguistics, Language Documentation, and Revitalization. She also compiled a dictionary of technical terms in linguistics in Hindi. For the past 21 years she is working with Raji speakers and the community developing an orthography system and an alphabet reader for their language.

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Other Projects

Wikitongues gives annual grants, training, and in-kind support to new mother-tongue projects. Meet the rest of the Language Revitalization Accelerator's 2022 cohort.

Idrissa Sagara

Tegñusô Dogon language


Said Baquir

Shehret and Hobyot languages


Benson Ko-Chou Fang

Taivoan language


Hilario Poot Cahun

Yucatec Maya language


Joanne Gallagher

Scots language

United Kingdom

Moshe Kxoegoe Maghundu

Khwedam language

South Africa

Polly Hyslop

Upper Tanana River language

United States

Momen Talosh

Nubian language


Julia Mainzinger

Mvskoke (Creek) language

United States

Sylvia Tkac

Anindilyakwa language


Jonathan Mayers

Kouri-Vini (Louisiana Creole) language

United States

Tiöma fum Dökter

Wymysorys language


Floro Ortiz Contreras

Quechua Chanka language


Tulsi Rajbaar

Raji language


Heather Lgeik’i Powell

Tlingit language

United States