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Mal Paharia
Spoken in India
Region Jharkhand and West Bengal
Total speakers 51,000 to 71,000 (1994)
Language family Indo-European
Language codes
ISO 639-1 None
ISO 639-2
ISO 639-3 mkb

Mal Paharia, is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by about 60,000 of 111,000 ethnic Mal Paharia in the states of Jharkhand and West Bengal in India and possibly in Bangladesh. There is a positive attitude amongst speakers of the language, and the language health is considered vigorous. Nonetheless, some speakers have shifted to Bengali.

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