Khortha
खोरठा
Native toIndia
Native speakers
8.04 million (2011 census)[1][2](additional speakers counted under Hindi)
Devanagari
Official status
Official language in
 India
Language codes
ISO 639-3

Khortha (also romanized as Kortha or Khotta) or alternatively classified as Eastern Magahi[4] is a language which is considered dialect of Magahi language spoken in the Indian state of Jharkhand, mainly in 16 districts of two divisions: North Chotanagpur and Santhal Pargana. The 13 districts are Hazaribagh, Koderma, Giridih, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Chatra, Ramgarh, Deoghar, Dumka, Sahebganj, Pakur, Godda, and Jamtara.[2][5] Khortha is not only spoken by the Sadaans but is also used by the Adivasis as a link language.[4] It is most spoken language of Jharkhand.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Statement 1: Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues - 2011". www.censusindia.gov.in. Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  2. ^ a b "Magahi". ethnologue.
  3. ^ "Jharkhand gives second language status to Magahi, Angika, Bhojpuri and Maithili". Avenue Mail. 2018-03-21. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  4. ^ a b "LSI Vol-5 part-2". dsal. p. 145. Eastern Magahi
  5. ^ "Jharkhand gives second language status to Magahi, Angika, Bhojpuri and Maithili". Avenue Mail. 2018-03-21. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  6. ^ Pattanayak, Binay. Language Diversity in Jharkhand.