Katkari

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Katakari, Katari, Kathodi, Katvadi
Population

12,000 (2007). Ethnic population: 294,000 Kathodi.

Location

Maharashtra, Raigad and Thane districts, Sahayadri Range foothills; Rajasthan, northwest, Onga, Samicha Parebati, Mubusha, and Jhadol police station areas; Gujarat, Surat, Bharuch, Sabarkantha, and Dang districts; Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Amboli and Dapada Panchayat areas.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Central Katkari, Northern Katkari, Southern Katkari. Referred to as a dialect of Marathi [mar]. 89%–96% intelligibility between dialects. Lexical similarity: 67%–75% with Marathi [mar], 77%–90% among dialects.

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, community. Most also use Marathi [mar].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. L1 in Maharashtra is Marathi [mar], in Dadra and Nagar Haveli is Kukna [kex], in Gujarat is a variety of Marathi [mar], in Rajasthan is Kathodi, a variety of Marathi [mar] (Singh 1994:475–479). Hindu, traditional religion.