Madiya language

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This article is about the Maria language spoken in India. For the Maria language spoken in Papua New Guinea, see Maria language (Papua New Guinea). For other uses of the word Maria, see Maria (disambiguation).
Native to India
Native speakers
ca. 360,000  (2000)[1]
  • South-Central
    • Gondi–Kui
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
mrr – Garhchiroli Maria
daq – Dandami Maria

Madiya (Maria) is a Dravidian language spoken in India. It may be regarded as a dialect of Gondi, but is suspected to be mutually unintelligible with most other Gondi varieties.[2]


  1. ^ Garhchiroli Maria at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Dandami Maria at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Bhadriraju Krishnamurti (2003). The Dravidian languages. Oxford University Press. p. 25.