Birjia
Bijori
Native toIndia
EthnicityBirjia
Native speakers
25,000 (1998)[1]
Austroasiatic
  • Munda
    • North
      • Kherwarian
        • Mundaric
          • Birjia
Language codes
ISO 639-3bix
Glottologbijo1238

The Birjia language, also known as Binjhia or Bijori, is a language of India. It is commonly assumed to be a Munda language closely related to the Asuri language. However, Anderson,[2] based on Prasad (1961:314), suggests that Birjia (Binjhia) may be an Indo-Aryan language, although the Birjia are a tribe of the Asuri nation. The latter include the Asur and the Agariya.

Distribution

Birjia is spoken in (Ethnologue):

References

  1. ^ Birjia at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Anderson, Gregory D.S (ed), The Munda languages. Routledge Language Family Series 3 (2008). New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-32890-X, p. 195.