Juang

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Juango, Patra-Saara, Patua, Puttooas
Autonym
ଜୁଆଙ୍‌‎ (Juang)
Population

30,400 (2011 census). No monolinguals.

Location

Odisha state: north Angul, east Dhenkanal, south Keonjhar districts.

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Language Status

5* (Developing).

Dialects

Keonjhar-Pal. Not closely related to other languages. Lexical similarity: 20%–22% with Kharia [khr].

Language Use

Positive attitudes. Some also use Odia [ory], especially men and educated.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 21% (2001 census). NT: 2016.
Writing

Oriya (Odia) script [Orya].

Other Comments

Traditional religion.

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