L1 users: 158,000 (2001 census).
Odisha state: Ganjam, Kalahandi, Koraput, and Phulbani districts; Andhra Pradesh state: Srikakulam, Vishakhapatnam, and Vizianagaram districts.
Laxmipur, Rayagada, Dongria Khond.
Dongria and Kuvi subgroups speak Kuvi as L1.
Oriya (Odia) script [Orya].
Kondh is a Scheduled Tribe. Distinct from Kui [kxu] and Koi (Koya). Hindu.