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The linguistic diversity of South Asia is staggering. An old 1927 census done by the British listed about 179 languages and 441 dialects or so with 60 languages having more than hundred thousand speakers.

There is even mention of an Indian language called Paisaci, i.e spoken by Pisacas (ghouls, ghosts etc)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paisachi

This lovely online dictionary collection, is a moving tribute to the rich diversity and plurality of people of the South Asian region.

http://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/

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