Kolami (Northwestern Kolami) is a tribal Central Dravidian language spoken in Maharashtra and Telangana states of India. It falls under the Kolami–Naiki group of languages. It is the most widely spoken Central Dravidian language.
|Region||Maharastra, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh|
|Ethnicity||239,583 Kolam (2011 census)|
|128,451, 54% of ethnic population (2011 census)|
Sathupati Prasanna Sree has developed a unique script for use with the language.
- "A-11 Individual Scheduled Tribe Primary Census Abstract Data and its Appendix". www.censusindia.gov.in. Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
- "Census of India Website : Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Northwestern Kolami". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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