Muria, Far Western


A language of India

Alternate Names
Gondi, Koitor Boli, Koitori

400,000 (2007). All Gondi speakers: 2,910,000 (2011 census).


Chhattisgarh state: Rajnandgaon district, Mahola and Manpur sub-districts; Maharashtra state: Garhchiroli district, Armori, Dhanora, Korchi, and Kurkheda sub-districts; Gondia district, Jamdi sub-district.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


None known. 79%–88% intelligibility of other Muria languages; 74% of Dandami Maria [daq], 0% to 34% of Northern Gondi [gno], 6%–50% of Aheri Gondi [esg] and Adilabad Gondi [wsg], 2%–70% of Maria [mrr]. Lexical similarity: 72%–80% with Western Muria [mut]; 65%–75% with Eastern Muria [emu].

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, village, religion. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Also use Chhattisgarhi [hne], Marathi [mar].


Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Traditional religion, Hindu.

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