Bharia language

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Bharia
Native to India
Region Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal
Ethnicity Bharia
Native speakers
unknown (200,000 cited 1981 census)[1]
Dravidian
  • (unclassified)
    • Bharia
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bha
Glottolog bhar1241[2]

Bharia is an unclassified Dravidian language spoken in the remote Patalkot Valley of Madhya Pradesh in central India.

It is not clear if the Bharia people of the 1981 census figure, who were spread out over several states outside the Patalkot Valley, all speak the Dravidian Bharia language, or a form of Hindi.

Bharia is not well-enough known to be classified within Dravidian. However, there are several Gondi languages spoken in the area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bharia at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Bharia". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.