Sambalpuri

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Dom, Kosali, Koshal, Koshali, Western Oriya
Population

519,000 (2001 census).

Location

Odisha, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Bargarh, Balangir, Boudh, Sonpur, Nuvapada, and Kalhandi districts; Chhattisgarh, Raipur, Raigarh and Jagdalpur districts.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 75%–76% with Oriya [ory]. A member of macrolanguage Oriya [ori].

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Very positive attitudes.

Language Development
Taught in primary and secondary schools. Poetry. Newspapers. Radio programs. TV.
Writing

Oriya script [Orya].