Koda language

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Koda
Native toIndia, Bangladesh
RegionChota Nagpur
Native speakers
47,268 (2011 census)[1]
Austroasiatic
Language codes
ISO 639-3cdz
Glottologkoda1236[2]

Koda, also known as Kora, Kaora, Korali, Korati, Kore, Mudi, or Mudikora,[3] is an endangered Munda language of India and Bangladesh. There were 1,300 speakers in Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh in 2005, but many said that Bengali was their best language. Koda is closely related to the Kol language.

Kim (2010)[4] considers Koda and Kol to be Mundari cluster languages. Koda-speaking villages include Kundang and Krishnupur in Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh, while Kol villages include Babudaing village.

Most Kodas are adherents of the Sonaton religion or are mainstream Hindus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statement 1: Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues - 2011". www.censusindia.gov.in. Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Koda". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Simons, Gary F. and Charles D. Fennig (eds.). (2018). Koda. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Twenty-first edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International
  4. ^ http://www-01.sil.org/SILESR/2010/silesr2010-006.pdf