Garasia, Adiwasi


A language of India

Alternate Names
Adiwasi Girasia, Adiwasi Gujarati, Girasia

100,000 (1988 V. Patel).


Gujarat state: Banaskantha district, Danta sub-district; Sabarkantha district, Poshina sub-district; Rajasthan state: Jalor district.

Language Maps
Language Status

6a* (Vigorous).


Understand Rajput Garasia [gra] well. Lexical similarity: 89%–96% between dialects, 75%–93% with dialects of Rajput Garasia; 79%–92% with dialects of Patelia [bhb]; 79%–93% with Wagdi [wbr]; 76%–87% with Marwari [rwr] dialects.

Language Use

Also use Gujarati [guj], but with low proficiency.

Language Development

Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. NT: 2017.


Gujarati script [Gujr].

Other Comments

Speakers are Bhils. Dungra Bhil is sometimes used as an alternate name for Adiwasi Garasia and Rajput Garasia [gra] but probably refers to more than 1 group living in the hills (Dungra means hill). Traditional religion, Hindu.

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