Parenga

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Gorum, Gorum Sama, Pareng, Parenga Parja, Parengi, Parenji, Poroja
Population

Ethnic population: 12,600 in Odisha (2001 census).

Location

Odisha, Koraput district; Andhra Pradesh.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

Probably extinct. Speakers are shifting to Adivasi Oriya [ort].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 17% (2001 census).
Writing
Telugu script.
Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Ethnonym: Gadaba, erroneously.