Bir Hor

John Peterson John.Peterson at GERMANISTIK.UNI-MUENCHEN.DE
Fri Apr 7 08:51:30 UTC 2000

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Thanks for the information! And thanks also to the other person who
responded to me directly.

Although the number of speakers still seems to be somewhat unclear, at least
I now know that the language is alive and well!


> The Munda Language BIRHOR is still spoken in many districts of Bihar. In
> Dec,1999 i visited a birhor community
> of about 500 people in a village in Koderma district.They still use their
> language. Hunting and agriculture are their primary occupation. Birhor
> speakers can also be found in the districts of Nawadah, Giridih and
> Deoghar. There are more than 10,000 speakers in Bihar.
> Ravi
> At 02:32 PM 4/6/00 +0200, you wrote:

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