A language of India
ISO 639-3: hne
||17,500,000 (2002). 11,456,000 Chhattisgarhi (1997), 79,000 Laria (1997).
||Chhattisgarh; Bihar; Orissa; possibly in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, and Tripura.
||Surgujia, Sadri Korwa, Baigani (Baiga, Bega, Bhumia, Gowro), Binjhwari, Kalanga, Bhulia, Chhattisgarhi Proper, Kavardi, Khairagarhi. Most closely related to Awadhi [awa] and Bagheli [bfy]. Surgujia dialect is spoken in Surguja and Raigarh districts of Chhattisgarh; Sadri Korwa spoken by Korwa people in Jashpur tahsil of Raigarh District; Baigani in Balaghat, Raipur, and Bilaspur districts of Chhattisgarh, and Sambalpur District of Orissa; Binjhwari in Raipur and Raigarh districts of Chhattisgarh; Kalanga [kck] and Bhulia dialect are spoken in Patna District of Bihar; Chhattisgarhi Proper in Raipur, Durg, Bilaspur, and other districts of Chhattisgarh.
||Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, East Central zone
||Nearly all domains. Positive attitude. A few also use Hindi or Oriya [ori].
||Poetry. Newspapers. Radio programs. TV. NT: 2005.
||Traditional religion mixed with Hinduism, Muslim.