|250,000 (2001 census)|
|Sora Sompeng, Latin, Telugu|
Sora (also Saora, Saonras, Shabari, Sabar, Saura, Savara, Sawaria, Swara, Sabara) is a Munda language of India, spoken by some 288,000 native speakers (1997) in South Orissa in eastern India, mainly in the Ganjam District, but also in the Koraput and Phulbani districts; other communities exist in Andhra Pradesh (Srikakulam District), Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and the Plains Division of Assam.
Sora people have the family name or surname as Savara. This language belongs to Munda Division of Austroasiatic language family. This language is spoken in Vizianagaram and Srikakulam Districts of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa in India.
Prof. K Ramesh Kumar, Department of Linguistics, Osmania University, and Mr Vedantham Muralidhar Linguist Osmania University developed Primers for Classes I & II under MLE Programme.
Mr.G.V.Ramesh, MLE Linguist, Rajiv Vidya Mission, School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh with the help of Mr.Mark Penny, Computer Linguistic Copnsultant, SIL is developing Textbooks and Multilingual Dictionary for Multilingual Educatuion Programme for the Sora Community Children.
ITDA, Sitampeta, Srikakulam and ITDA, Parvatipuram, Vizaianagaram are taking care of welfare of Sora people and its community. Late Gidugu Venkat Rama murthi has done a wonderful job for the welfare of Sora community. He has published English-Sora and Sora–English Dictionaries and Primers to educate the Sora People. Sora was one of the subjects of Ironbound Films' 2008 American documentary film The Linguists, in which two linguists attempted to document several moribund languages.
- Veṅkaṭarāmamūrti, G. (1986). Sora–English dictionary. Delhi: Mittal Publication.
- Sora reference at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
- Honeycutt, Kirk (18 January 2008). "The Linguists". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 22 February 2009.