Native toIndia
Native speakers
15,864 (2011 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Variously:
emu – Eastern Muria
mut – Western Muria
fmu – Far Western Muria (Gaita Koitor)
Glottologeast2340  Eastern
west2408  Western
farw1235  Far Western

Muria is a Dravidian language spoken in India. Three varieties have mutual intelligibility.[citation needed] It is sometimes confused with the Madiya language. It is suspected to be mutually unintelligible with northern Gondi dialects.[2]


Muria has 10 vowels and 21 consonants.[3]

Bilabial Dental Alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal m n ŋ
Stop voiceless p ʈ t͡ʃ k
voiced b ɖ d͡ʒ g
Fricative s h
Tap or Flap ɾ ɽ
Approximant ʋ l ɭ j
Front Central Back
short long short long short long
High i u
Mid e o
Low a


  1. ^ "Statement 1: Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues - 2011". Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 2019-07-16. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  2. ^ Bhadriraju Krishnamurti (2003). The Dravidian languages. Oxford University Press. pp. 25.
  3. ^ Matthew, Thomas; Matthew, Rincy (2013). "Far Western Muria (Gaita Koitor Boli) Phonology Summary" (PDF). SIL International. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2015-05-12. Retrieved 2018-05-03.