Bhasha is not an acronym. The term 'bhasha' means in most Indian languages, 'language', 'speech', 'definition' or 'voice'.
Bhasha Trust was founded in 1996 for study, documentation and conservation of languages not protected by the Constitution of India.
The major areas of work of Bhasha have been conservation and promotion of Non Schedule languages, study and development of Adivasi arts, education, healthcare and empowerment of Adivasi communities in India, protection of human rights of the Denotified and Nomadic Tribes (DNTs), and policy level interventions in the interest of ecology, human rights and Adivasi empowerment.
Bhasha’s work on languages is spread across all States and Union Territories of India.
Bhasha Research and Publication centre is recognized by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, as a Centre of Excellence.
Bhasha is accredited to provide Advisory Services to UNESCO on Intangible Cultural Heritage.