Kalto language

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Kalto
Nahali
RegionNandurbar and Jalgaon Districts, on the border of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh
Native speakers
15,000 (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3nlx
Glottolognaha1261[2]

Kalto, or Nahali, is an Indo-Aryan language of India. Kalto is the endonym; the exonym "Nahal" or "Nihal" is disparaging. Because of the name "Nahali", the language has often been confused with Nihali, an apparent language isolate spoken by a neighbouring people with a similar lifestyle.

References[edit]

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