Koli, Wadiyari

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A language of India

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

404,000 in India (2000). Total users in all countries: 563,000.

Location

Gujarat state: Wadhyar town area.

Language Status

6a* (Vigorous).

Dialects

Tharadari Koli. Mewasi and Wadiyari are almost the same linguistically and are converging as a caste. Dialects listed are distinct sociolinguistic endogamous ethnic groups. Lexical similarity: 83% with Parkari Koli [kvx], 78% with Vaghri [vgr], 76% with Kachi Koli [gjk].

Typology

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

Language Development
NT: 2017.
Writing

Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab]. Gujarati script [Gujr].

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