Pao language

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Native to India
Region Madhya Pradesh
Native speakers
53,000  (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ppa
Glottolog paoo1245[2]

Pao, or Pabra, is an unclassified language of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is generally assumed to be Tibeto-Burman, but Ethnologue reports that it may not be. It has been reported that the language of the Pao is Bagheli.[1]


According to Ethnologue, Pao is spoken in the following districts of Madhya Pradesh, India.

See also[edit]


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