Paniya language

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Native to India
Region Kerala State
Native speakers
94,000 (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 pcg
Glottolog pani1256[2]

Paniya is one of the Dravidian languages of India. It is spoken by the Paniya people, a scheduled tribe with a majority of its speakers in the state of Kerala, the language is also known as Pania, Paniyan and Panyah. It belongs to the Dravidian family of languages.[3] According to the 1981 Census, there were 63,827 speakers of Paniya which includes 56,952 in Kerala, 6,393 in Tamil Nadu, 482 in Karnataka.[4] Most of its speakers are found in the Wayanad, Kozhikode, Kannur and Malappuram districts of Kerala, and to the west of the Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu.

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  1. ^ Paniya at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Paniya". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Linguistic Lineage for Paniya
  4. ^ Ethnologue report for language code:pcg

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