Sambalpuri

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Dom, Kosali, Koshal, Koshali, Western Oriya
Population

519,000 (2001 census).

Location

Chhattisgarh state: Jagdalpur, Raigarh, and Raipur districts; Odisha state: Balangir, Bargarh, Boudh, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Kalhandi, Nuvapada, Sambalpur, Sonpur, and Sundargarh districts.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 75%–76% with Oriya [ory]. A member of macrolanguage Oriya [ori].

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Taught in primary and secondary schools. Literature. Newspapers. Radio. TV.
Writing

Oriya (Odia) script [Orya].

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