Korku

Authored by: Norman H. Zide

The Munda Languages

Print publication date:  March  2008
Online publication date:  April  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415328906
eBook ISBN: 9781315822433
Adobe ISBN: 9781317828860

10.4324/9781315822433.chSix

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Abstract

Korku is a North Munda language. It constitutes the western branch of North Munda, the Kherwarian languages making up the eastern branch. Korku is thus the westernmost language of the Austroasiatic phylum. There are some interesting dialect chain features (e.g. involving the complex demonstrative stems characteristic of Munda) extending across the whole North Munda area. Our knowledge of the minor Kherwarian languages in western Jharkhand and eastern Madhya Pradesh or Chhattisgarh is limited.

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