Kuvi language

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Native to India
Region Orissa, Andhra Pradesh
Ethnicity Khonds
Native speakers
160,000 (2001 census)[1]
  • South-Central
    • Gondi–Kui
      • Kuvi–Kui
        • Kuvi
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kxv
Glottolog kuvi1243[2]

Kuvi is a Dravidian language spoken by the Khonds. Some other names for Kuvi are Kuwi, Kuvinga, Kuvi Kond, Kond, Khondi, Khondh, and Jatapu.[3] It is mostly spoken in Orissa. The orthography is Oriya script.


Past tense [4][edit]

Past Tense Examples
English Kuvi
I was nānu mazzee
You were nīnu mazzi
He was evasi mazzesi
She was ēdi mazze
We were mambu mazzomi
You were mīmbu mazzeri
They were evari mazzeri

Present tense [4][edit]

Past Tense Examples
English Kuvi
I am nānu mai
You are nīnu manzi
He is evasi mannesi
We are mambu mannomi
You are mimbu manzeri
They are evari manneri


  1. ^ Kuvi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Kuvi". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ "Kuvi". The Endangered Languages Project. Retrieved 02/09/2017.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ a b Schulze, F. V. P. (1911). A grammar of the Kuvi language: with copious examples. University of California Libraries. p. 12. ISBN 978-1-333-47162-0 – via Archive.org.