Juang language

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Juang
Native to India
Region Orissa
Native speakers
24,000  (2001 census)[1]
Austroasiatic
  • Munda
    • Kharia–Juang
      • Juang
Language codes
ISO 639-3 jun
Glottolog juan1238[2]

The Juang language is a language spoken primarily by the Juang people of Odisha state, eastern India.

Classification[edit]

The Juang language belongs to the Munda language family, the whole of which is classified as a branch of the greater Austroasiatic language family. Among the Munda languages, Juang is considered to be most closely related to Kharia, although Anderson considers Juang and Kharia to have split off from each other relatively early.[1]

Juang can be roughly divided into the Hill and Plains varieties, both of which are spoken in Odisha (Patnaik 2008:508).

Distribution[edit]

Juang is spoken by about 30,875 people according to the 2001 Indian census. In Odisha state, it is spoken in southern Keonjhar district, northern Angul district, and eastern Dhenkanal district (Patnaik 2008:508).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Juang at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Juang". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Patnaik, Manideepa. 2008. "Juang". In Anderson, Gregory D.S (ed). The Munda languages, 508-556. Routledge Language Family Series 3.New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-32890-X.