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About Kui Languages

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Kui Languages

Also known by multiple other names, such as Khondi, Kandh, Khondo, Khond, Kodu, Kanda, Kuinga, and Kodulu, the Kui language is a south central Dravidian language spoken in India, primarily in the state of Odisha.

The native speakers of the Kui language are known by the name of Khonds. The majority of these people reside in the Kandhamal district in the state of Odisha.

According to the 2001 census of India, there are more than approximately 920,000 native speakers of the Kui language residing in the country of India. The language is written using the Odiya script. Kui language was also formerly known by the name of Kalinga language during the reign of the Kalingas in the country in history.

The Kui language shares close similarities with languages like Konda, Kuvi, as well as Gonda.

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