Kolami language

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Native to India
Region Maharastra, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh
Ethnicity 239,583 Kolam (2011 census)[1]
Native speakers
121,855 (2001)[2]
  • Central
    • Kolami–Naiki
      • Kolami
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kfb
Glottolog nort2699[3]

Kolami (Northwestern Kolami) is a tribal Central Dravidian language spoken in Maharashtra and Telangana. It falls under the Kolami–Naiki group of languages. It is the most widely spoken Central Dravidian language.

Sathupati Prasanna Sree has developed a unique script for use with the language.


  1. ^ "A-11 Individual Scheduled Tribe Primary Census Abstract Data and its Appendix". www.censusindia.gov.in. Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2017-11-18. 
  2. ^ "Census of India: Distribution of the 100 Non-Scheduled Languages ? India, States & Union Territories ? 2001 Census". www.censusindia.gov.in. ORGI. Retrieved 2018-03-12. 
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Northwestern Kolami". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.