Kharia language

Infobox Language
name=Kharia
speakers=293,575 [ [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=khr Ethnologue report on the Kharia language] ]
region=India (Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Andaman and Nicobar Islands), Nepal
familycolor=Austro-Asiatic
fam1=Austro-Asiatic
fam2=Munda
fam3=South Munda
fam4=Kharia-Juang
iso3=khr

The Kharia language is an Austro-Asiatic language that is primarily spoken by indigenous Kharia people of eastern India.

Classification

Kharia belongs to the Kharia-Juang branch of the Munda language family. Its closest extant relative is the Juang language, but the relationship between Kharia and Juang is remote.

The most widely cited classification places Kharia and Juang together as a subgroup of the South Munda branch of the Munda family. However, some earlier classification schemes placed Kharia and Juang together as an independent branch deriving from the root of the Munda languages, and named this branch Central Munda.

References

External links

* [http://www.ling.hawaii.edu/austroasiatic/AA/Munda/Dictionaries/Kharia.txt Online Kharia Dictionary]


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