Asuri

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Ashree, Assur, Asura, Maleta
Population

7,000 (Van Driem 2007).

Location

Jharkhand state: southern Palamau, northern Ranchi, Gumla and Lohardaga districts of Chotanagpur Plateau; Chhattisgarh state: Raigarh district, Jashpur area; Maharashtra state; Odisha state: Sambalpur district; West Bengal state.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Brijia (Birjia, Koranti), Manjhi.

Language Use

Also use Bengali [ben], Sadri [sck].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%.
Writing

Devanagari script [Deva].

Other Comments

Asur and Birjia are Scheduled Tribes. Hindu, Christian, traditional religion.