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Santali language

Kherwari language of the Austro-Asiatic family spoken by around 6.2 million people in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal

Santali is the official language of the Santal community. Most Santal people live in Jharkhand, Odisha, or West Bengal.

Santali
Satār
Native toIndia, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan
EthnicitySantal and Teraibasi Santali
Native speakers
6.3 million (2001 census – 2011)[1]
Dialects
  • Mahali (Mahli)
Ol Chiki
Language codes
ISO 639-2sat
ISO 639-3Either:
sat – Santali
mjx – Mahali
Glottologsant1410  Santali[2]
maha1291  Mahali[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Santali at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Mahali at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Santali". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mahali". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.