Gowlan

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A language of India

Population

20,200 (2000).

Location

Maharashtra, Amravati district, and among Korku [kfq] people. Madhya Pradesh, Hoshangabad district; some in north Karnataka.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Dialects in Maharashtra and Karnataka reportedly different. May be more similar to Hindi [hin] (Central zone) than to Marathi [mar] (Southern zone).

Language Use

Home. Positive attitudes toward Gowlan and Hindi [hin]. Only some want their children to learn Marathi [mar]. Hindi [hin] bilingualism low in Chikli area.

Other Comments

Surrounded by Korku. Belong to Gowli caste. Traditional religion, Christian.