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Ho

Population 1,077,000 in India (1997). Population includes 444,000 in Singhbhum, 200,000 in Oriya (1990 UBS).
Region Jharkhand, mainly in Singhbhum District; Orissa, Mayurbhanj and Koenjhar districts; West Bengal. Also spoken in Bangladesh.
Alternate names   Lanka Kol, Bihar Ho
Dialects Lohara, Chaibasa-Thakurmunda. Most speakers understand the Chaibasa and Thakurmunda dialects well, at 90% to 92% on narrative discourse. 'Kherwari' (Khanwar, Kharar, Kharoali, Kharwari) is a group name for Ho, Mundari, and Santali, which are closely related languages, and some other smaller languages or dialects. Lexical similarity 85% between most dialects, except for three on the southern and eastern edges of the Ho area.
Classification Austro-Asiatic, Munda, North Munda, Kherwari, Mundari
Language use Vigorous. Positive language attitude. Oriya, Santali, or Hindi are used in limited domains.
Language development Literacy rate in first language: 1% to 5%. Literacy rate in second language: 25% to 50%. Literacy program in progress. Devanagari script used in Bihar; Oriya script in Orissa. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1997.
Comments A Scheduled Tribe in India. Different from Ho (Hani) of Myanmar, China, Viet Nam, Laos. Forest. Agriculturalists; hunters. Traditional religion, Hindu, Christian.

Also spoken in:

Bangladesh

Language name   Ho
Alternate names   Lanka Kol
Comments Distinct from Ho (Hani) of Myanmar, China, Viet Nam, Laos.

 
HELLO johar
HOW  ARE YOU (singular)  
HOW  ARE YOU (plural)  
HOW  ARE THEY  
YES A-yaa
I'M  WELL  
GOOD  
AND  YOU  
THANK YOU  
NO  
WHAT HAPPENED  
TELL ME  
COME HERE  
GO THERE  
WHERE ARE YOU GOING  
WHEN WILL U COME BACK  
HOW ARE THE CHILDREN  
WHAT ARE U DOING  
   
   
   
   
ENOUGH  
   
DO YOU SPEAK SADRI  
I SPEAK "SOME" SADRI  
I UNDERSTAND "SOME" SADRI  
ONE  
TWO  
THREE  
FOUR  
FIVE  
SIX  
SEVEN  
EIGHT  
NINE  
TEN  
RICE  
MEAT  
BEEF  
   
POTATOES  
BREAD  
   
   
GRAVY  
   
   
   
   
   
I'M HUNGRY  
I'M GOING TO EAT  
I HAVE EATEN  
I WILL EAT LATER  
I'M EATING  
HE  \  SHE IS EATING  
THEY ARE EATING  
DO YOU WANT TO EAT  
HE  \  SHE WILL EAT  
WHAT AM I EATING  
YOU EAT  
WHAT ARE WE EATING  
   
   
   
   
MAN  
MEN  
WOMAN  
WOMEN  
BOY  
BOYS  
GIRL  
GIRLS  
FATHER  
MOTHER  
GRANDFATHER (paternal)  
GRANDMOTHER  
GRANDFATHER (metarnal)  
GRANDMOTHER  

 

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