Pottangi Ollar Gadaba, Ollar Gadaba, Ollaro, Hallari, Allar, Hollar Gadbas
Native toIndia
Native speakers
15,000 Ollari (2002; 2000)[1]
  • Central
    • Parji–Gadaba
      • Ollari
Telugu script
Language codes
ISO 639-3gdb
Glottologpott1240  Pottangi Ollar Gadaba
ELPPottangi Ollar Gadaba

The Ollari language (also known as Pottangi Ollar Gadaba, Ollar Gadaba, Ollaro, Hallari, Allar, Hollar Gadbas) is a Central Dravidian language. A closely related variety is Kondekor (also known as Gadaba, San Gadaba, Gadba, Sano, Kondekar, Kondkor, Konḍekor Gadaba, Mudhili Gadaba). The two have been treated either as dialects, or as separate languages.[2] They are spoken in and around Pottangi, Koraput district, Orissa and in Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Sathupati Prasanna Sree has developed a unique script for use with the language.


Front Central Back
short long short long short long
High i u
Mid e o
Low a
Labial Dental/
Retroflex Palatal Velar
Nasal m (ɲ) ŋ
Plosive voiceless p ʈ k
voiced b ɖ ɡ
Affricate voiceless t͡s t͡ʃ
voiced d͡z d͡ʒ
Fricative voiceless s
voiced z
Approximant central ʋ j
lateral l
Rhotic r, ɾ


  1. ^ Ollari at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Krishnamurti (2003), p. 26.
  3. ^ a b Krishnamurti (2003), pp. 85, 87


  • Krishnamurti, B. (2003), The Dravidian Languages, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-1-139-43533-8 ISBN 0-521-77111-0