Juang

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Juango, Patra-Saara, Patua, Puttooas
Population

23,700 (2001 census). No monolinguals.

Location

Odisha, south Keonjhar, north Angul, east Dhenkanal districts.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Not closely related to other languages. Lexical similarity: 20%–22% with Kharia [khr].

Language Use

Positive attitudes. Some also use Oriya [ory]; men and the educated more proficient.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 21% (2001 census). Bible portions.
Writing
Oriya script.
Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Traditional religion.