A language of India

Alternate Names
Lodha, Lodi, Lohi, Lozi

25,000 (2007 survey).


Odisha, Mayurbhanj district, Sadar subdivision, Morada and Suliapada; Balasore district, Sora block; West Bengal, West Medinipur district, Binpur, Kharagpur-I blocks; Jharkhand, along West Bengal border.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


None known. Lexical similarity: 59%–67% with Oriya [ory], 56%–72% with Bangla (Bengali [ben]), 20% with Santhali [sat] and Mundari [unr], 66%–85% between varieties of Lodhi, 57%–75% with Kharia Thar [ksy].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. Children are learning Lodhi. Positive attitudes. Also use Bengali [ben], Oriya [ory].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 22% in Odisha (2001 census).
Other Comments

Lodha is a Scheduled Tribe. Hindu, Christian.