Kumarbhag Paharia

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Kumar, Mad, Mal, Maler, Malti, Malto, Maltu, Paharia, Pahariya
Population

12,500 (Bhaskararao 2006).

Location

Jharkhand, central former Santhal Pargana district, Godda district, Sundar Pahardi block, Pakaur district except southernmost block. Reported in West Bengal, Bankura, Barddhaman, and Murshidabad districts; Odisha, Mayurbhanj.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Low comprehension of Mal Paharia [mkb]. Related to Kurux [kru]. Lexical similarity: 80% with Mal Paharia [mkb].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. Positive attitudes. Also use Bengali [ben], Hindi [hin].

Other Comments

Part of the Malto ethnic group. Traditional religion.