Muria, Western


A language of India

Alternate Names
Jhoria, Mudia, Muria Gondi

400,000 (2000 IICCC). All Gondi speakers: 2,910,000 (2011 census).


Chhattisgarh state: Bastar district, Narayanpur and Uttar Bastar Kanker districts; Maharashtra state: Gadchiroli.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


Sonapal, Banchapai, Dhanora. 80%–96% intelligibility among dialects, 69%–73% of Eastern Muria [emu], 51%–78% of Far Western Muria [fmu]. No intelligibility of Dandami Maria [daq], Northern Gondi [gno], Adilabad Gondi [wsg], Aheri Gondi [esg] or Maria [mrr]. Lexical similarity: 72%–80% with Far Western Muria [fmu]; 74%–77% with Eastern Muria [emu].

Language Use

All domains. Used by all.

Language Development

Literacy rate in L2: 2% (2003 India Church Growth Mission). Literature.


Devanagari script [Deva].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Hindu, traditional religion.

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