A language of India

Alternate Names
Lodha, Lodi, Lohi, Lozi

139,000 (2011 census).


Jharkhand state: West Bengal state border area; Odisha state: Mayurbhanj district, Sadar subdistrict, Morada and Suliapada; Balasore district, Sora sub-district; West Bengal state: West Medinipur district, Binpur and Kharagpur-I sub-districts.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


None known. Lexical similarity: 59%–67% with Oriya [ory], 56%–72% with Bangla (Bengali [ben]), 20% with Santhali [sat] and Mundari [unr], 66%–85% between varieties of Lodhi, 57%–75% with Kharia Thar [ksy].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Also use Bengali [ben], Odia [ory].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L2: 22% in Odisha (2001 census).

Other Comments

Hindu, Christian.

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