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. A few also use Bhatri [bgw] in northern Bastar District. Also use Halbi [hlb], Hindi [hin], Oriya [ory].
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%.