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Chenchu

A language of India

ISO 639-3cde

Population  26,000 (2007).
Region  Andhra Pradesh, most in Kurnool District, Nallamalla Hills; Karnataka; Orissa.
Alternate names   Chenchucoolam, Chenchwar, Chensulu, Chenswar, Choncharu
Classification  Dravidian, South-Central, Telugu
Language use  Many also use Telugu [tel].
Language development  Literacy rate in L2: 43% among Scheduled Tribes in Kurnool District; 43% among Chenchu in Orissa.
Writing system  Telugu script.
Comments  A Scheduled Tribe. Agriculturalists. Hindu.
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