362,000 (2001 census).
Telangana, south of Godavari river, adjoining districts north of the river; Odisha, Koraput district, Malkangiri subdivision; Chhattisgarh, Bastar district; Maharashtra.
Malkangiri Koya, Podia Koya (Gotte Koya), Jaganathapuram Koya (Godavari Koya, Gommu Koya), Dorli (Chintoor Koya, Dor Koi, Dora, Dora Koi, Dorla Koitur, Dorla Koya, Korla). Linguistic center is Chintoor. Malkangiri and Podia are more divergent. Separate from Northern Gondi [gno], Adilabad Gondi [wsg], and Aheri Gondi [esg].
Some also use Telugu [tel], but proficiency is low.
A Scheduled Tribe. Traditional religion, Hindu.