Turi language

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Turi
Native to India
Region Jharkand
Ethnicity 354,000 (2007)
Native speakers
2,000  (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 trd
Glottolog turi1246[2]

Turi is an endangered Munda language of India that is closely related to Santali. It is spoken by only half a percent of ethnic Turi, the rest having shifted to Sadri in Jharkhand, Mundari in West Bengal, and Oriya in Orissa.

Distribution[edit]

Osada (1991) lists the following locations where Turi is spoken.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turi at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Turi". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Konow, Sten. 1906. Tūrī. In Grierson, George A. (ed.), Muṇḍā and Dravidian Languages, 128-134. Calcutta: Office of the Superintendent of Goverment Printing.
  • Osada, Toshiki. 1991. Father Ponette's Field Note on Turi with a Comparative Vocabulary. Journal of Asian and African Studies 42. 175-189.