Kisan

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Birhor, Koda, Kola, Kora, Kuda, Kunha, Kunhar, Kunna, Kunrukh, Kunuk, Mirdha, Morva, Nagesia, Nageswar
Population

141,000 (2001 census).

Location

Orissa, Sambalpur district and Sundargarh districts; Jharkhand, Palamu district; West Bengal, Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling districts.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Language Use

Home. All ages. Also use Oriya [ory].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 17% (1981 census). Materials for multilingual education have been prepared in Kisan. Taught in primary schools, in 20 schools in Sambalpur district.
Writing

Oriya script [Orya].

Other Comments

Kisan is a Scheduled Tribe.