Chenchu

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Chenchucoolam, Chenchwar, Chensulu, Chenswar, Choncharu
Population

26,000 (2007).

Location

Andhra Pradesh, most in Kurnool district, Nallamalla hills; Karnataka; Odisha.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

Many also use Telugu [tel].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 43% among Scheduled Tribes in Kurnool District; 43% among Chenchu in Odisha (2001 census).
Writing
Telugu script.
Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Hindu.