Lohar, Gade


A language of India

Alternate Names
Bagri Lohar, Belani, Bhubaliya Lohar, Chitodi Lohar, Chittoriya Lohar, Dhunkuria, Domba, Dombiali, Gadia Lohar, Gaduliya Lohar, Gara, Kanwar Khati, Lohari, Lohpitta, Panchal Lohar, Rajput Lohar

L1 users: 500,000 (2016).


Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh states.

Language Maps
Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


No significant dialect differences. May be same as Loarki [lrk] in Pakistan. A member of macrolanguage Rajasthani [raj].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 40% (1981 census).

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Nomadic blacksmiths. The name ‘Gade Lohar’ refers to people who travel in bullock carts and are blacksmiths. Hindu.

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