Muria, Eastern


A language of India


200,000 (2007). All Gondi speakers: 2,910,000 (2011 census).


Chhattisgarh state: Bastar district, Keshkal and Kondagaon sub-districts; Odisha state: Nabarangapur district, Raigarh sub-district.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


Raigarh, Lanjoda. 95% intelligibility between dialects; 73%–83% of Western Muria [mut]; 19%–34% of Northern Gondi [gno]; 35% of Dandami Maria [daq]. Lexical similarity: 74%–77% with Western Muria [mut], 65%–75% with Far Western Muria [fmu].

Language Use

Vigorous. Religion, work; mixed use: home, village. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Also use Chhattisgarhi [hne], Halbi [hlb], Hindi [hin], Odia [ory].

Language Development

Majority are illiterate.

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Traditional religion, Hindu.

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