Dhanki

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Dangi, Dangri, Dangs Bhil, Dhanka, Kakachhu-Ki Boli, Tadavi, Tadvi Bhil
Population

139,000 (2001 census). Secondary speakers.

Location

Gujarat, Dangs district; Maharashtra, Jalgaon district; Karnataka; Rajasthan.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

Similar to Khandesi [khn].

Language Use

Also use Gujarati [guj].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 53% in Gujarat (2001 census).
Other Comments

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.