Dungra Bhil

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A language of India

Population

100,000 (2000 IICCC).

Location

Gujarat, Vadodara district, Chotaudeyapur and Naswadi tahsils; Madhya Pradesh, Jhabua district, Alirajpur tahsil; Maharashtra, Dedgam tahsil; slopes of Vindhya Satpura mountains drained by Narmada river. 200 villages.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. 84%–89% intelligibility with Bhilori [noi] of Maharashtra. Lexical similarity: 75%–85% between subgroups, 71%–87% with Bhilori and Noiri Bhili, less than 53% with Garasia [gas].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 3%–5%. NT: 2009.
Writing

Devanagari script [Deva]. Gujarati script [Gujr].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe in Gujarat. A Bhil subgroup. Dungra Bhil sometimes used as alternate name for Adivasi Garasia [gas] and Rajput Garasia [gra] but probably refers to more than 1 group living in the hills. ‘Dungra’, hill. Hindu.