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). All Gadaba: 41,000 (2011 census).


Odisha state: Koraput district, Nandapur and Pottangi sub-districts.

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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 Desiya [dso], as main L2. Also use Telugu [tel], but with low proficiency.

Language Development

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


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

Other Comments

Different from Gadaba [gbj] in Munda family, also spoken in Koraput. Traditional religion.

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