Welcome to Arichuvadi India is a country of immense linguistic diversity. We have about 35 major languages and hundreds of minor languages. There is a huge volume of literature - both written and oral, ancient and modern. But, for some reason we Indians have been reluctant to teach our languages to others. There is very little material, either offline or online for learning Indian languages. This effort of ours attempts to fill this gap. In true FOSS tradition we are starting small and will evolve the software according to demands and feedback. We now have partial alphabets in 3 languages and have started putting up lessons. We invite interested people to come forward and add alphabets and lessons. Please contact us at lawgon at thenilgiris dot com if you are interested. In order to view the language you choose you should install the appropriate fonts for the language. The sounds are in .ogg format, which is an open source format. You need an .ogg plugin for your browser. You can get an ogg plugin <a href="http://www.fsf.org/resources/formats/playogg">here</a> This is tested using Mozilla Firefox and konqueror on Mandriva, Fedora Core, OpenSuse linux distributions. Older distributions may not be able to play .ogg files. If it does not work on Internet Explorer please do not complain to us.