Kolami language

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.

Kolami
Native toIndia
RegionMaharastra, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh
Ethnicity239,583 Kolam (2011 census)[1]
Native speakers
128,451, 54% of ethnic population (2011 census)[2]
Dravidian
  • Central
    • Kolami–Naiki
      • Kolami
Devanagari
Language codes
ISO 639-3kfb
Glottolognort2699[3]

Sathupati Prasanna Sree has developed a unique script for use with the language.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "Census of India Website : Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Northwestern Kolami". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.