Konda language (Dravidian)

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Konda
Region India
Ethnicity Konda-Dora
Native speakers
20,000 (2007)[1]
Dravidian
  • South-Central
    • Gondi–Kui
      • Dora
        • Konda
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kfc
Glottolog kond1295[2]

Konda, also known as Konda-Dora, is one of the Dravidian languages spoken in India. It is spoken by the scheduled tribe of the Konda-Dora who mostly live in the districts of Vizianagaram, Srikakulam, and East Godavari in Andhra Pradesh, Koraput district in Odisha and Assam. It is sometimes written in Telugu script and Odia Script. Some text books have been developed for schools up to 5th standard.[3]

Phonology[edit]

Consonants [4]
Labial Dental/Alveolar Retroflex Dorsal/Glottal
Nasal m n ɳ ŋ
Plosive voiceless p ʈ k
voiced b ɖ ɡ
Fricative voiceless s (h)
voiced z
Tap ɾ ɽ
Trill voiceless
voiced r
Approximant central w j
lateral l ɭ

References[edit]

  1. ^ Konda at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Konda-Dora". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ The dying tongues of Telangana and Andhra - Times of India
  4. ^ Krishnamurti, Bhadriraju (2003). The Dravidian languages (null ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 70. ISBN 978-0-511-06037-3. 

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