Mundari language

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For other uses, see Mundari (disambiguation).
Native to India, Bangladesh, Nepal
Ethnicity Munda
Native speakers
1.6 million  (2001)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 unrinclusive code
Individual code:
unx – "Munda" (Killi; duplicate code)

Mundari is a Munda language of the Austroasiatic language family spoken by the Munda people, and is closely related to Santali. Mundari is primarily spoken by Munda tribal people in east India, Bangladesh, and Nepal.


  1. ^ Mundari at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    "Munda" (Killi; duplicate code) at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)

Further reading[edit]

  • Evans, Nicholas & Toshki Osada. 2005a. Mundari: the myth of a language without word classes. In Linguistic Typology 9.3, pp. 351–390.
  • Evans, Nicholas & Toshki Osada. 2005b. Mundari and argumentation in word-class analysis. In Linguistic Typology 9.3, pp. 442–457
  • Hengeveld, Kees & Jan Rijkhoff. 2005. Mundari as a flexible language. In Linguistic Typology 9.3, pp. 406–431.
  • Newberry, J. (2000). North Munda dialects: Mundari, Santali, Bhumia. Victoria, B.C.: J. Newberry. ISBN 0-921599-68-4


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