Asuri

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A language of India

Asuri

Alternate Names
Ashree, Assur, Asura, Maleta
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Population

7,000 (Van Driem 2007).

Location

Chhattisgarh state: Raigarh district, Jashpur area; Jharkhand state: Gumla, Lohardaga, southern Palamau, and northern Ranchi districts of Chotanagpur Plateau; Maharashtra state; Odisha state: Sambalpur district; West Bengal state.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Brijia (Birjia, Koranti), Manjhi.

Language Use

Also use Bengali [ben], Sadri [sck].

Writing

Devanagari script [Deva].

Other Comments

Asur and Birjia are Scheduled Tribes. Hindu, Christian, traditional religion.

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