Turi

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A language of India

Population

2,000 (2007). Ethnic population: 354,000 (2007).

Location

Jharkhand, Ranchi, Gumla, and Lohardaga districts, Chotanagpur area; Chhattisgarh, Raigarh district; Odisha, Sambalpur and Sundargarh districts; West Bengal, Birbhum, Nadia, Murshidabad, and Bankura districts.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Other Comments

A Scheduled Caste. Speak Sadri [sck] as L1 in Jharkhand, Mundari [unr] in West Bengal, Oriya [ory] in Odisha (Singh and Manoharan 1993). Turi spoken only in Chotanagpur (Breton 1997). A Turi caste in Gujarat is not related linguistically.