L1 users: 574,000 (2001 census).
Madhya Pradesh state: Betul district, Betul city area and north; Hoshangabad and East Nimar (Khandwa) districts; Maharashtra state: Akola, Amravati, and Buldana districts.
Bouriya, Bondoy, Ruma, Mawasi (Muasi, Muwasi). Dialects in northern Maharashtra and south central Madhya Pradesh constitute one language; 82% to 97% intelligibility among them; Bouriya most widely understood. Lexical similarity: 76%–82% with Laki Bouriya dialects.
Devanagari script [Deva].
Different from Koraku [ksz]. A Scheduled Tribe in India. Traditional religion, Hindu.