Gadaba, Pottangi Ollar

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Allar, Gadba, Hallari, Hollar Gadbas, Konekor, Konekor Gadaba, Mundli, Ollar Gadaba, Ollari, Ollaro, San Gadaba, Sano
Population

15,000 (2002 M. Kurian). 4,000–7,000 in Koraput District, Pottangi block (1995).

Location

Odisha, Koraput district, Pottangi and Nandapur blocks.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 69%–80% with 4 varieties in Odisha; 42%–47% with 1 variety in Andhra Pradesh; 52%–62% with Mudhili Gadaba [gau] in Andhra Pradesh.

Language Use

Positive attitudes. Also use Desiya [dso]. Low proficiency in Telugu [tel].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 7%.
Writing
Oriya script, used in Odisha. Telugu script, used in Andhra Pradesh.
Other Comments

Gadaba is a Scheduled Tribe. Different from Gadaba [gbj] in Munda family, also spoken in Koraput. Traditional religion.