Language of the Day for 06 May 2013Print
A language of
51,200 (2001 census). Ethnic population: 100,000 (1986); 65% in Bastar, 35% in Koraput.
Madiya [mrr] speak Duruwa to communicate with the Dhurwa people. Also use Halbi [hlb]. A few also use Oriya [ory], Bhatri [bgw] (northern Bastar District), or Hindi [hin]. Mostly those educated know Hindi.
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%.