Konda-Dora

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Porja
Population

20,000 (2007 Word For All).

Location

Konda-Dora in Andhra Pradesh, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam, and East Godavari districts; Kubi in Odisha, Koraput district; Assam.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Konda-Dora (Konda), Kubi. Konda and Kubi dialects mutually inherently intelligible. Lexical similarity: 83% between Konda-Dora and Kubi dialect, 28%–36% with Telugu [tel].

Language Use

Also use Oriya [ory].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 35%–44% for Vizianagaram, Srikakulam and E. Godavari districts; 29% among Kubi in Odisha (2001 census). NT: 2006.
Writing

Telugu script [Telu].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Glossonym: Konda-Dora. Ethnonym: Porja. Many ethnic Porja have adopted Telugu as L1. The Porja are well established as two groups: the Pedda Kondalu and Chinna Kondalu. The Pedda Kondalu retain most of their traditional culture; however, the Chinna Kondalu have been heavily influenced by the Telugu. Traditional religion.