Sabar, Sabara
Native toIndia
RegionOdisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand
Native speakers
139,000 (2011)[1]
22% of ethnic population
  • Munda
    • South
      • Sora-Gorum
        • Lodhi
Language codes
ISO 639-3lbm

Lodhi (Lodi, Lohi, Lozi) is a Munda language, or dialect cluster, of India. Kharia Thar is only spoken by one quarter of ethnic Lodhi in Orissa. However, while admitting that Lodhi is related to Sora, a Munda language, Ethnologue classifies it as Indic (Bengali–Assamese), and it is considered a variety of Hindi in the Indian census. It may be that there are both Munda and Indic varieties subsumed under the name Lodhi.[citation needed]

However, Anderson (2008:299) suggests that Lodhi (Lodha) of northern Orissa may be an endangered Munda language; some members use the autonym Sabar or Sabara.


Lodhi is spoken in:


  1. ^ Lodhi at Ethnologue (25th ed., 2022) closed access