Vaagri Booli

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Guvvalollu, Haki Piki, Hakkipikkaru, Karikkorava, Kuruvikkaran, Marattiyan, Narakureavar, Narikkorava, Rattiyan, Shikarijanam, Wagri Vel, Wogri Boli
Population

9,300 (2007). Ethnic population: 12,000 (2007).

Location

Tamil Nadu, Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Cuddalore, and Villupuram districts; Andhra Pradesh, Pondicherry, Karnataka, and Maharashtra.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 36% with Marathi [mar], 40% with Hindi [hin].

Language Use

Also use Kannada [kan], Marathi [mar], Tamil [tam], Telugu [tel].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: Very low. Bible portions: 1975.
Writing

Tamil script [Taml].

Other Comments

Hakkipikki is a Scheduled Tribe. The people are called by various names meaning bird catchers. Semi-nomadic. Hindu.