Gowlan

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A language of India

Population

20,200 (2000).

Location

Madhya Pradesh state: Hoshangabad district; Maharashtra state: Amravati district, and among Korku [kfq] people; some in north Karnataka state.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Dialects in Maharashtra and Karnataka reportedly different. May be more similar to Hindi [hin] (Central zone) than to Marathi [mar] (Southern zone).

Language Use

Home. Mixed attitudes. Positive attitudes toward Gowlan and Hindi [hin]. Only some want their children to learn Marathi [mar]. Also use Hindi [hin], but with low bilingualism in Chikli area.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Surrounded by Korku. Belong to Gowli caste. Traditional religion, Christian.

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