Nahali

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Kalto, Nahal, Nahale, Nahalia
Population

15,000 (2003).

Location

Maharashtra, Nandurbar district, Dhadgaon tahsil, 12 villages near Toranmal, Jalgaon district, Chopda tahsil, north of Amalwadi, Dhule district; Madhya Pradesh, Barwani district.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. 96% intelligibility of Bareli Pauri [bfb]. This may be acquired rather than inherent (1988 S. Watters). Lexical similarity: 58%–68% with Noiri [noi] varieties, 60%–61% with Dungra Bhil [duh], 69%–73% with Bareli Pauri [bfb].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Reported to speak Nimadi [noe] as L1. (Singh 1994). Nihali [nll] and Nahali are different languages.