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Extinct: no
Family: Dravidian
Branch: Central
Continent: Asia
Country: India
 
Region: INDIA: Orissa, Phulbani, Koraput, Ganjam districts, Udayagiri area in Ganjam; Andhra Pradesh; Madhya Pradesh; Tamil Nadu. INDONESIA:Alor Island in scattered enclaves. Kui dialect is on the south coast in Lerabaing and Buraga; Batulolong dialect is in Sibera and Kapebang. Kui is also in Moru in Kalabahi Bay, interspersed with Hamap speakers.
Countries Where Spoken: INDIA: 717,000 (1997 IMA). INDONESIA: 5,000 (?) in the ethnic group (1981 Wurm and Hattori).
Countries Where Official: India, Indonesia.
   
Native Speakers: 717,000
Speakers Total: 717,000
  
Phrasebase members who speak Kui at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Kui at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Kui: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Kui: 0
  
Three Letter Code: KXU
Alternative Names: KANDH, KHONDI, KHOND, KHONDO, KANDA, KODU, KODULU, KUINGA, KUY, LERABAIN, MASIN-LAK
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Summary: INDIA: Spoken by the Dal and Sitha Kandha as mother tongue. Different from Kuvi and Koya (Koi). Kondh is a Scheduled Tribe. Christian, traditional religion. NT 1954-1975. INDONESIA: "Masin-Lak" is speakers" own name for their language. Muslim, Christian.
 

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