|Native to||India, Bangladesh|
|Region||Jharkhand and surrounding states|
Census results conflate some speakers with Bengali and Hindi.
Kurmali (Bengali: কুর্মালী or কুরমালী kur(a)mālī), or Kudmali, is one of many dialect variants of Bengali which is spoken in Jharkhand, India. Kurmali is generally linked to the Kudumi Mahato (also known as Kurmi, Mahanta or Mohanta) community of Jharkhand, Odisha & West Bengal. Kudmali is also spoken by the Kudumi people of Assam, and was brought to the tea gardens from Bihar, Orissa and West Bengal. The Jharkhand intellectuals claim that Kurmali may be the nearest form of language used in Charyapada. As a trade dialect, it is known as Panchpargania (Bengali:পঞ্চপরগনিয়া), for the "five districts" of the region it covers, or Tamaria.
Kurumali sub dialect of Mayurbhanja state
Kurumali sub dialect of Mayurbhanja state agrees very closely with the Kurmali Thar of Manbhum.
- Kurmali at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
Panchpargania at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kudmali". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Panchpargania". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Jharkhand movement: ethnicity and culture of silence - Sajal Basu - Google Books. Books.google.co.in. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
- "Kurumali sub dialect of Mayurbhanja state". Linguistic Survey of India by G A.Grierson.