Chhattisgarhi language

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Native toIndia
RegionChhattisgarh and minor areas in Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Maharashtra
Native speakers
18 million, partial count, including Surgujia (2011 census)[1]
(additional speakers counted under Hindi)
Official status
Official language in
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
hne – Chhattisgarhi
sgj – Surgujia

Chhattisgarhi (Devanagari: छत्तीसगढ़ी, Odia: ଛତିଶଗଡ଼ୀ, ଲରିଆ[2] Lariā) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by 18 million people in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

See also[edit]


  • G. A. Zograph: Languages of South Asia, 1960 (translated by G.L. Campbell, 1982), Routledge, London.


  1. 16.3 million for Chhattisgarhi and 1.74 million for Surgujia.
    Chhattisgarhi at Ethnologue (21st ed., 2018)
    Surgujia at Ethnologue (21st ed., 2018)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Chhattisgarhi language". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.


  • C. K. Chandrakar, "Chhattisgarhi Shabadkosh"
  • C. K. Chandrakar, "Manak Chhattisgarhi Vyakaran"
  • C. K. Chandrakar, "Chhattisgarhi Muhawara Kosh"
  • Chhattisgarh Rajbhasha Aayog, "Prashashnik Shabdkosh Vol. I & II"

Web magazine in Chhattisgarhi language गुरतुर गोठ

External links[edit]

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