A language of India

Alternate Names
Adiwasi Bhil, Ambodia Bhil, Bhilori, Dhogri Bhil, Keski Bhil, Padwi Bhilori, Vasava, Vasava Bhil, Vasave

1,200,000 (2002 FMPB).


Gujarat state: Bharuch and Surat districts, south Akkalkuwa and Dhadgaon sub-districts, north of Tapti river; Satpudas; central and north Nandurbar and Nawapur sub-districts south of Tapti; Maharashtra state: Nandurbar district, Tapti river area.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).


Dehvali (Kolche), Ambodi (Ambodia), Dogri (Dhogri, Dungri), Khatalia, Kot. Not intelligible of Pauri Bareli [bfb] or Bhili [bhb]. 77%–93% intelligibility between Dogri, Khatali, Dehwali, Dubli, and Kotni varieties. Vasavi Dungri 79% intelligible of Dungra Bhil.

Language Use

Also use Marathi [mar], but with low proficiency.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: Low. Radio. NT: 2006.

Devanagari script [Deva]. Gujarati script [Gujr].

Other Comments

Subgroup of Bhil ethnic group. Vasava is the people name.

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