Mal Paharia language


Mal Paharia language
Mal Paharia
Spoken in India
Region Jharkhand and West Bengal
Ethnicity Mal Paharia
Native speakers approx. 100,000  (1994)
Language family
Indo-European
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mkb

Mal Paharia, is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by about 60,000 of 111,000 ethnic Mal Paharia in the states of Jharkhand and West Bengal in India and possibly in Bangladesh. There is a positive attitude amongst speakers of the language, and the language health is considered vigorous. Nonetheless, some speakers have shifted to Bengali.

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