Rathawi

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Bal-La, Kohelia, Rathwi
Population

451,000 (2006 IMB).

Location

Gujarat state: Panchmahals district; Vadodara district, Chhota Udaipur and Kavant sub-districts; Madhya Pradesh state: Jhabua district, Alirajpur sub-district.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. 76% intelligibility of Bhilali [bhi]. A chain of related varieties from Bhilali to Rathawa; extremes have limited mutual intelligibility. Lexical similarity: 83% with Bhilali [bhi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 37% for Gujarat (2001 census).
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Distinct from Rathwi Bareli [bgd] in Madhya Pradesh. Hindu.

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