Khortha dialect

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Eastern Maithili
Native to India
Region Bihar & Jharkhand
Native speakers
4.7 million (2001 census)[1]
Census results conflate some speakers with Hindi.[1]
Official status
Official language in
No official status
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog east2315[2]

Khortha (Khotta) is a dialect of Maithili spoken in Jharkhand, mainly in 13 districts of two commissioneries – i.e. north Chotanagpur[disambiguation needed] and Santhal Pargana. The 13 districts are Hazaribag, Koderma, Giridih, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Chatra, Ramgarh, Deoghar, Dumka, Sahebganj, Pakur, Godda, and Jamtara. Khortha is not only spoken by the Sadaans, it is also used by the Adivasis as a link language.


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  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Eastern Maithili". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.