The Bhil languages are a group of Western Indo-Aryan languages spoken in 2011 by some 21 million (8.7 million in 2001) Bhils in western, central, and by small numbers, even in far eastern, India. They constitute the primary languages of the southern Aravalli Range in Rajasthan and the western Satpura Range in Madhya Pradesh, north western Maharashtra and south Gujarat.
The group comprises the following languages:
- Northern Bhil
- Central Bhil
- Eastern Bhil (Bareli)
Kalto, AKA Nahali, is another Bhil language.
The Vasavi language is spoken by ethnic Bhils, but is closer to Gujarati.
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