Kuvi

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Jatapu, Khondh, Khondi, Kond, Kuvi Kond, Kuvinga, Kuwi
Population

158,000 (2001 census).

Location

Odisha, Koraput, Kalahandi, Ganjam, and Phulbani districts; Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, and Srikakulam districts.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Dongria Khond, Laxmipur, Rayagada.

Language Use

Dongria and Kuvi subgroups speak Kuvi as L1.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 34%—42% in for Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam districts (2001 census). Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1987.
Writing

Oriya script [Orya].

Other Comments

Kondh is a Scheduled Tribe. Distinct from Kui [kxu] and Koi (Koya). Hindu.