Kamar

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A language of India

Population

40,000 (2003 BI).

Location

Madhya Pradesh, Rewa district; Chhattisgarh, Raipur district; Maharashtra.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 68%–72% with Bhunjia [bhu], 66%–69% with Chhattisgarhi [hne], 68% with Oriya [ory], 61% with Hindi [hin], 27% with Telugu [tel].

Language Use

Chhattisgarhi [hne] used among themselves and Hindi [hin] with others (Singh 1994).

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. No relationship between the Kamar caste of iron workers in Bengal and Chota Nagpur and this ethnic group. May be an Indo-Aryan language. Traditional religion, Hindu.