Khortha language

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Khortha
खोरठा
Native toIndia
RegionJharkhand
Native speakers
8.04 million (2011 census)[1][2](additional speakers counted under Hindi)
Devanagari
Official status
Official language in
 India
Language codes
ISO 639-3

Khortha (also romanized as Kortha or Khotta) is a language which is considered dialect of Magahi language spoken in the Indian state of Jharkhand, mainly in 16 districts of two divisions: North Chotanagpur and Santhal Pargana. The 13 districts are Hazaribagh, Koderma, Giridih, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Chatra, Ramgarh, Deoghar, Dumka, Sahebganj, Pakur, Godda, and Jamtara.[2][4] Khortha is not only spoken by the Sadaans, it is also used by the Adivasis as a link.[citation needed] It is most spoken language of Jharkhand,[5] and considered a dialect of Magahi by linguists,[6] Grierson has called this as eastern Magahi.[7]

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  1. ^ "Statement 1: Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues - 2011". www.censusindia.gov.in. Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  2. ^ a b "Magahi". ethnologue.
  3. ^ "Jharkhand gives second language status to Magahi, Angika, Bhojpuri and Maithili". Avenue Mail. 2018-03-21. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  4. ^ "Jharkhand gives second language status to Magahi, Angika, Bhojpuri and Maithili". Avenue Mail. 2018-03-21. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  5. ^ Pattanayak, Binay. Language Diversity in Jharkhand.
  6. ^ "Magahi, magadh language and people" (PDF). longdom.org. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Maithili and maithili language and people" (PDF). longdom.org. Retrieved 27 May 2020.