Gadaba, Pottangi Ollar

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A language of India

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

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

Location

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

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

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.
Writing

Oriya (Odia) 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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