Kharia

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Haria, Khadia, Khariya, Kharvi, Khatria, Kheria
Population

240,000 in India (2001 census). Population total all countries: 241,580.

Location

Primarily Jharkhand, Ranchi district, Simdega subdivision, Thethaitangar Anchal and Kolebira Anchal in Khunti subdivision; West Singhbhum, East Singhbhum, Chhattisgarh, Raigarh, Jashpur, Durg, Bilaspur, and Raipur districts; Odisha, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, and Mayurbhanj districts; Assam; Tripura; West Bengal; Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Dhelki dialect mainly in Jashpur, northwest Gangpur (Raigarh) and Sundargarh; Dudh dialect is east and south, in southern Ranchi, Gangpur (Raigarh) and western Sambalpur. Also in Nepal.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Dhelki Kharia, Dudh Kharia, Mirdha-Kharia.

Language Use

Also use Oriya [ory], Bengali [ben], Hindi [hin], or Santhali [sat].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 46% (1991 census). Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1992.
Writing
Devanagari script. Latin script.
Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal. A Scheduled Caste in Tripura. Christian, Hindu.

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