A language of India

Alternate Names
Koraku, Korwa

15,700 (1991 census).


Chhattisgarh state: Surguja district; Jharkhand state: Garhwa and Palamau districts; Uttar Pradesh state: Sonbhadra district.

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Language Status

6b* (Threatened).


None known. A subgroup of Korwa [kfp] (Parkin 1991). Lexical similarity: 82%–96% between varieties, 50%–70% with Korwa [kfp].

Language Use

Kodaku in Jharkhand shifting to a local variety of Sadri [sck]. Kodaku in Chhattisgarh retaining their mother tongue more. In Chhattisgarh most use Kodaku in home and village and it is used by children with each other. Also use Hindi [hin], Kurux [kru], Sadri [sck].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L1: 26% in Chhattisgarh (2001 census).


Devanagari script [Deva].

Other Comments

Grouped with Korwa on Scheduled Tribes list in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. Traditional religion, Christian, Hindu.

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