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Chhattisgarhi
छत्तीसगढ़ी, ଛତିଶଗଡ଼ି,
ଲରିଆ
Native toIndia
RegionChhattisgarh and minor areas in Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Maharashtra
Native speakers
18 million, partial count, including Surgujia (2011 census)[1]
(additional speakers counted under Hindi)
Dialects
Devanagari
Odia
Official status
Official language in
 India
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
hne – ChhDevanagari Scriptttisgarhi
sgj – Surgujia
Glottologchha1249
Linguasphere59-AAF-ta

Chhattisgarhi (Latin Script), छत्तीसगढ़ी (Devanagari Script), ଛତିଶଗଡ଼ି (Odia Script) is an Indo-Aryan language, spoken by approximately 16 million [1.6 crore in the Indian numbering system] people from Chhattisgarh & other states (by NRIs).[2] It is mostly spoken in the Indian states of Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand & Maharashtra. It is an official language in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, along with Hindi & English. It is a language based on Hindi, but shares a lot of grammatical similarities with many Dravidian languages.[citation needed]

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References

  1. ^ 16.3 million for Chhattisgarhi and 1.74 million for Surgujia.
    Chhattisgarhi at Ethnologue (21st ed., 2018)
    Surgujia at Ethnologue (21st ed., 2018)
  2. ^ "Languages of Chhattisgarh". Chhattisgarh Tourism. Retrieved 2021-10-14.

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