The Kerala government on Wednesday alloted one acre of land for the Tulu Academy in Kasaragod district, set up two years back to promote Tulu.
Welcoming the decision, the Academy authorities said allotment of the land would help in carrying forward the projects to preserve Tulu and promote research and studies. According to Balakrishna Shetty, secretary of the academy, Tulu is spoken by about 2.5 million people in the region. "It is one of the oldest dialects of the Dravidian language family. Unfortunately, Tulu does not have a script of its own. But now books and magazines are brought out in Tulu using Kannada as the script," Shetty said.
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