The Centre has said that it is committed to ensuring the protection of all endangered languages in the country.
Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani in a written reply to a question raised in the Lok Sabha, said there is no language called a minority language.
She further stated in her written reply that the Census of India has classified languages in the categories of Scheduled and Non-Scheduled languages.
"There are 22 Scheduled and 100 Non-Scheduled languages. The Government of India has a scheme known as 'Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages of India', and under this scheme, the Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysore, works on protection, preservation and documentation of all the mother tongues/languages of India spoken by less than 10,000 people in the country.