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The Gondi languages are a subgroup of the Dravidian family that includes Gondi and related languages. Gondi proper is the most widely spoken language, with over 2.7 million speakers.[1] Other languages in this subgroup include Muria, Madiya, and Koya. It is undetermined whether Pardhan is a separate language or a dialect of Gondi, although current fieldwork suggests it is a dialect.[2] Khirwar is a poorly-attested language spoken by people in the general Gond area, and so is assumed to be related to Gondi.

Gondi languages
EthnicityGonds
Geographic
distribution
Throughout Central India, mostly Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh
Linguistic classificationDravidian
  • South-Central
    • Gondi-Kui
      • Gondi languages
Subdivisions

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in danger". www.unesco.org. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  2. ^ Thangmulian, Valte; Mathai, Elrose K.; George, Symon (August 2008). "A Sociolingustic Survey Among the Pardhan Community of Central India". SIL International.