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Katkari

A language of India

ISO 639-3kfu

Population  12,000 (2007). Ethnic population: 294,000 Kathodi.
Region  Maharashtra, Raigad and Thane districts, Sahayadri Range foothills; Rajasthan, northwest, Onga, Samicha Parebati, Mubusha, Jhadol police station areas; Gujarat, Surat, Bharuch, Sabarkantha, Dang districts; Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Amboli and Dapada Panchayat areas.
Alternate names   Katakari, Katari, Kathodi, Katvadi
Dialects  Northern Katkari, Central Katkari, Southern Katkari. Referred to as a dialect of Marathi [mar]. 89%–96% intelligibility between dialects. Lexical similarity: 67%–75% with Marathi, 77%–90% among dialects.
Classification  Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Southern zone, Konkani
Language use  Vigorous. Home, community. Most also use Marathi [mar].
Comments  A Scheduled Tribe. Singh (1994:475–479) reports their L1 in Maharashtra is Marathi [mar], in Dadra and Nagar Haveli is Kukna [kex], in Gujarat is a variety of Marathi [mar], in Rajasthan is Kathodi, a variety of Marathi [mar]. Agriculturalists. Hindu syncretism with traditional religion.
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