Bhatri

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Basturia, Bhatra, Bhattra, Bhattri, Bhottada, Bhottara
Population

217,000 (2001 census).

Location

Chhattisgarh, Bastar district, Jagdalpur tahsil; Maharashtra; Odisha, Koraput district, Kotpad tahsil.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

Dialects understand each other at 88% or more. Similar to Halbi [hlb]. Lexical similarity: 70%–90% between dialects, 58% with Adivasi Oriya [ort].

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, religion. Positive attitudes. Some in Madhya Pradesh use Hindi [hin]. Some in Odisha use Oriya [ory]. Some also use Halbi [hlb].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 38% in Chhattisgarh (2001 census). Bible portions.
Writing
Devanagari script.
Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Hindu, traditional religion.