Birjia language

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Birjia
Bijori
Native to India
Ethnicity Asur people (Birjia)
Native speakers
25,000  (1998)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bix
Glottolog bijo1238[2]

The Birjia language, also known as Binjhia or Bijori, is a language of India. It is commonly assumed to be a Munda language closely related to the Asuri language. However, Anderson,[3] based on Prasad (1961:314), suggests that Birjia (Binjhia) may be an Indo-Aryan language, although the Birjia are a tribe of the Asuri nation. The latter include the Asur and the Agariya.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birjia at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Bijori". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Anderson, Gregory D.S (ed), The Munda languages. Routledge Language Family Series 3 (2008). New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-32890-X, p. 195.