Madiya language

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Maria
Madiya
Native toIndia
Native speakers
365,000 (2000)[1]
Dravidian
  • South-Central
Devanagari
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
mrr – Garhchiroli Maria
daq – Dandami Maria
Glottologmari1414  Maria[2]
dand1238  Dandami Maria[3]

Madiya or Maria is a Dravidian language spoken in India. It may be regarded as a dialect of Gondi, but is suspected to be mutually unintelligible with most other Gondi varieties.[4]

Phonology[edit]

Phonology of Abhuj Maria:[4]

Consonants
Bilabial Alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar
Stop voiceless p t ʈ k
voiced b d ɖ g
Affricate voiceless t͡ʃ
voiced d͡ʒ
Fricative s
Nasal m n ɲ
Approximant w l ɽ j
Trill r

Hill Maria has 3 additional consonants: a glottal stop (ʔ), a retroflex nasal (ɳ), and an uvular trill (ʀ).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garhchiroli Maria at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Dandami Maria at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Maria (India)". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Dandami Maria". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ a b c Bhadriraju Krishnamurti (2003). The Dravidian languages. Oxford University Press. p. 25.