Asuri

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Ashree, Assur, Asura, Maleta
Population

16,600 (2001).

Location

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

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Brijia (Birjia, Koranti), Manjhi.

Language Use

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

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%.
Writing
Devanagari script.
Other Comments

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