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Panchpargania

A language of India

ISO 639-3tdb

Population  274,000 (1997).
Region  Jharkhand, Ranchi, Singhbhum districts; West Bengal; Assam, tea gardens of upper Assam.
Alternate names   Bedia, Chik Barik, Pan, Pan Sawasi, Tair, Tamara, Tamaria, Tanti, Temoral, Tumariya
Dialects  Related to Sadri [sck]. Possibly the same as Kudmali [kyw]. Sonahatu variety considered most pure. Lexical similarity: 77%–94% between dialects, 61%–86% with Kudmali, 68%–76% with Khortha, 61%–70% with Sadri, 48%–52% with Oriya [ori], 45%–58% with Bengali [ben], 50% to 60% with Hindi.
Classification  Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Eastern zone, Bihari
Language use  Trade language. Spoken by Bedia and Pan Sawasi of Bihar, Pan of Assam (who migrated from Ranchi, Nagpur, and Sambalpur), and Chik Barik of West Bengal. Home, village, market, religion. All ages. Also use Hindi or Bengali.
Comments  Panchpargania means 5 districts, namely Silli, Bundu, Rahe, Baranda, and Tamar parganas of Ranchi (Singh 1995). Agriculture; daily wage laborers. Hindu, traditional religion, Muslim, Christian.
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