Sauria Paharia

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Malatri, Maler, Malti, Malto, Maltu, Sawriya Malto
Population

54,000 in India (Bhaskararao 2006). Population total all countries: 61,000.

Location

Jharkhand, north former Santhal Pargana district, Rajmahal hills; Sahibganj and Godda districts, Pakaur district, Litipara block; West Bengal, Bankura, Barddhaman, and Murshidabad districts.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Godda, Hiranpur, Litipara (Chatgam), Sahibganj. Some intelligibility of Kumarbhag Paharia [kmj]. Lexical similarity: 80% with Kumarbhag Paharia [kmj].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 7%. Literacy classes. Magazines. Newspapers. Radio programs. NT: 1999.
Writing

Bengali script [Beng]. Devanagari script [Deva].

Other Comments

Part of Malto ethnic group. A Scheduled Tribe. Traditional religion, Christian.

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