139,000 (2001 census).
Gujarat, Dangs district; Maharashtra, Jalgaon district; Karnataka; Rajasthan.
3 (Wider communication).
None known. Reportedly similar to Khandesi [khn].
Also use Gujarati [guj].
Dhankia and Tadvi Bhil are Scheduled Tribes. Dhanka of Rajasthan reportedly speak Hindi as L1; Dhanka of Maharashtra use Gujarati as L1; Tadvi Bhil reportedly use Bhili [bhb] as L1. Ethnonym: Dhanka. Traditional religion.