Gadaba, Pottangi Ollar


A language of India

Alternate Names
Allar, Gadaba, Gadba, Hallari, Hollar Gadbas, Konekor, Konekor Gadaba, Mundli, Ollar Gadaba, Ollari, Ollaro, San Gadaba, Sano

15,000 (2002 M. Kurian). 4,000–7,000 in Koraput District, Pottangi block (1995).


Odisha, Koraput district, Pottangi and Nandapur blocks.

Language Maps
Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


None known. Lexical similarity: 69%–80% with 4 varieties in Odisha; 42%–47% with 1 variety in Andhra Pradesh; 52%–62% with Mudhili Gadaba [gau] in Andhra Pradesh.

Language Use

Positive attitudes. Also use Telugu [tel]. Also use Desiya [dso], the main L2.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 7%. NT: 2012.

Oriya script [Orya], used in Odisha. Telugu script [Telu], used in Andhra Pradesh.

Other Comments

Gabada is a Scheduled Tribe. Different from Gadaba [gbj] in Munda family, also spoken in Koraput. Traditional religion.

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