Bhunjia

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Bhumjiya, Bhunjiya, Bunjia
Population

6,790 (2000 USCWM).

Location

Madhya Pradesh, Hoshangabad district; Chhattisgarh, Raipur district; Odisha, Kalahandi, Koraput, Dhenkanal, Balasore (Baleshwar), and Keonjhar Sambalpur districts, Sunabera Plateau area; Maharashtra.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

A more divergent dialect of Halbi [hlb]. Lexical similarity: 68%–72% with Kamar [keq].

Language Use

Also use Chhattisgarhi [hne], Hindi [hin].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 24% in Odisha (2001 census).
Writing

Devanagari script [Deva].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Hindu.