Chenchu language

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Chenchu
Native toIndia
RegionAndhra Pradesh (highest concentration in Kurnool district, Prakasam district, Guntur district), Telangana, Karnataka and Orissa
EthnicityChenchu people
Native speakers
26,000 (2007)[1]
Dravidian
Telugu alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3cde
Glottologchen1255[2]

Chenchu language is a Dravidian language which belongs to the Telugu branch of its South-Central family. This language is spoken mostly in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states in India by about 28,754 people (1981 census) of the Chenchu Aboriginal forests hunter-gatherer tribe. It is also called Chenchukulam, Chenchwar, Chenswar or Choncharu.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chenchu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Chenchu". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.