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Parenga

A language of India

ISO 639-3: pcj

Population Ethnic population: 767 (2002).
Region Orissa, Koraput District; Andhra Pradesh.
Alternate names   Parengi, Pareng, Parenga Parja, Parenji, Poroja, Gorum, Gorum Sama
Classification Austro-Asiatic, Munda, South Munda, Koraput Munda, Sora-Juray-Gorum, Gorum
Language use Study being done at Telugu University. Remembered only by a few older adults and is not actively spoken by anyone (Chamberlain 1997). Probably extinct. Speakers are shifting to Adivasi Oriya.
Language development Literacy rate in second language: 11.5% (1981 census).
Comments A Scheduled Tribe in India. Erroneously called Gadaba. Nearly extinct.