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About Korku Language

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Korku Language

Belonging to the language set of the Munda/Kolarian family, the Korku language is an Austroasiatic language and is the official language of the Korku tribes residing in parts of central India. The language is an isolated one among the entirety of the Dravidian population.

The language is mainly spoken by half of a million population; mainly in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The districts in Madhya Pradesh where Korku is spoken are: Khandwa, Harda, Hoshangabad, and Betul. The districts in Maharashtra where Korku language is spoken are: Chandrapur, Buldana, Amravati, and Akola

Currently, the population speaking Korku in villages is rapidly declining as the language is being replaced by Hindi. Currently, there are more than 6,00,000 native speakers of the language going by the census of 2001.

Coming to the script that Korku language follows, it is the Balbodh style of the Devanagiri script. The language has a few sub dialects, which are: Melghat, Betul-Hoshangabad, as well as Muwasi, also known as Mawasi and Mowasi.

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