Santali language

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

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

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

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  1. Santal at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Mahali at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)