Kalto language

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This article is about an Indo-Aryan language of central India. For the language isolate also known as Nahali, see Nihali language.
Kalto
Nahali
Region Nandurbar and Jalgaon Districts, on the border of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh
Native speakers
15,000  (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nlx
Glottolog naha1261[2]

Kalto or Nahali is an Indo-Aryan language of India. Kalto is the endonym; the exonym "Nahal" or "Nihal" is disparaging. Because of the name "Nahali", the language has often been confused with Nihali, an apparent language isolate spoken by a neighboring people with a similar lifestyle.

References[edit]

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