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Mal Paharia language

Mal Paharia
Native to India
Region Jharkhand; West Bengal
Ethnicity Mal Paharia
Native speakers
c. 51,000  (2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mkb
Glottolog malp1246[3]

Mal Paharia is a language spoken by 51,000 of 110,000 ethnic Mal Paharia in the states of Jharkhand and West Bengal in India, and possibly in Bangladesh. It has been variously regarded as a Bengali–Assamese language, a dialect of Malto, and a mixed DravidianIndo-Aryan language. There is a positive attitude amongst speakers of the language, and the language health is considered vigorous. Nonetheless, some speakers have shifted to Bengali.

References

  1. ^ a b Mal Paharia at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Masica, Colin P. (1993), The Indo-Aryan Languages, Cambridge Language Surveys, Cambridge University Press, pp. 26–27,  
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Mal Paharia". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 


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