Kurux

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Kadukali, Koda, Kola, Kurka, Kurukh, Morva, Oraon, Urang, Uraon
Population

1,750,000 in India (2001 census). Population total all countries: 1,804,200.

Location

Chhattisgarh, Raigarh, and Surguja districts; Jharkhand Ranchi district; West Bengal, Jalpaigiri district; Bihar; Odisha, Sundargarh and Jharsuguda districts; Assam; Tripura.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Oraon. Kisan [xis] and the Oraon dialect have 73% intelligibility. Oraon becoming standard. Related to Kumarbhag Paharia [kmj]. Different from Nepali Kurux [kxl].

Language Use

Used as L2 by Kodaku [ksz].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 62% Oraon in Chhattisgarh, 25% in Bihar (2001 census). Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 2000.
Writing

Devanagari script [Deva].

Other Comments

Oraon is a Scheduled Tribe. Hindu, Christian.

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