Koli, Wadiyara

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Wadaria, Wadhiara, Wadiyara, Wadiyari, Wadiyari Koli
Population

L1 users: 404,000 (2000). Total users in all countries: 542,000.

Location

Gujarat state: Wadhyar town area.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Tharadari Koli. Mewasi [kxp] and Wadiyara are almost the same linguistically and are converging as a caste. Dialects listed are distinct sociolinguistic endogamous ethnic groups. Lexical similarity: 78% with Kachi Koli [gjk].

Typology

38 consonants, 13 vowels and 7 diphthongs; stress on first syllable.

Writing

Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab].

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