Turi language

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Native to India
Region Jharkhand
Ethnicity 350,000 (2007)[1]
Native speakers
2,000 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 trd
Glottolog turi1246[2]

Turi is an endangered Munda language of India that is closely related to Santali. It is spoken by only half a percent of ethnic Turi, the rest having shifted to Sadri in Jharkhand, Mundari in West Bengal, and Odia in Odisha.


Osada (1991) lists the following locations where Turi is spoken.


  1. ^ a b Turi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Turi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  • Konow, Sten. 1906. Tūrī. In Grierson, George A. (ed.), Muṇḍā and Dravidian Languages, 128-134. Calcutta: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing.
  • Osada, Toshiki. 1991. Father Ponette's Field Note on Turi with a Comparative Vocabulary. Journal of Asian and African Studies 42. 175-189.