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).
Maria
Madiya
Native to India
Native speakers
ca. 360,000  (2000)[1]
Dravidian
  • South-Central
    • Gondi–Kui
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
mrr – Garhchiroli Maria
daq – Dandami Maria
Glottolog mari1414  (Maria)[2]
dand1238  (Dandami Maria)[3]

Madiya or 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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garhchiroli Maria at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Dandami Maria at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Maria". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Dandami Maria". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ Bhadriraju Krishnamurti (2003). The Dravidian languages. Oxford University Press. p. 25.