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Gunjala is located in Telangana
Location in Telangana, India
Gunjala is located in India
Gunjala (India)
Coordinates: 19°48′N 78°24′E / 19.8°N 78.4°E / 19.8; 78.4
Country India
DistrictAdilabad district
 • BodyGram Panchayat
 • Total876
 • SpokenGondi, Telugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTS-01

Gunjala is a village in the Adilabad district of Telangana, India.


As of 2011 India census,[1] Gunjala had a population of 876. Of this figure, 474, or 54%, were males, while 402, or 46%, were females. Gunjala has a literacy rate of 48.7%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 55.7%, and female literacy is 40.5%. In Gunjala, 13.7% of the population is at or under 6 years of age.


To the north of the village lies the Penganga River, which demarcates the border between Telangana and Maharashtra. The village lies approximately 25 km from the center of the district capital, Adilabad.


In 2006, the village emerged as a center of ethnic and linguistic significance for the Gondi people. The Gondi language has often been regarded as a Dravidian language without a script and was written using Telugu script and Devanagari.[2] The revelation of a dozen manuscripts written in a native script, now called "Gunjala Gondi Lipi" in honor of the village, and comprehensible to a handful of elders in the village has received national media coverage[3] as an invigorating discovery of the lost heritage of the Gondi people. The Gunjala Gondi Lipi has been released by a team of researchers from the University of Hyderabad, headed by Professor Jayadheer Tirumala Rao.


Gunjala is poorly connected by road. A train station is not evident in the near vicinity.

See also


  1. ^ "Adilabad district, telangana,komaram bheem,kuntala, nagoba, mancherial, gussadi, pochera, nirmal: Gunjala Village Population Details -2011census". Archived from the original on 20 May 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  2. ^ Vadlamudi, Swathi (5 February 2019). "Almanac in a near-extinct Adivasi script". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  3. ^ Singh, S. Harpal (20 January 2014). "Gondi manuscript translation to reveal Gondwana history". The Hindu.