Kotia

Kotia is spoken by the Kotia, a scheduled tribe who live mainly in the Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh in India. According to the 1991 census the Kotia population is 41,591. Kotia is an Indo-Aryan language related to Oriya, and alternative names for the language include Adivasi Oriya, Kotia Oriya, Kotiya and Tribal Oriya

Parts of the Bible have been translated into Kotia, and the Telugu script is used to write the language, though only about 18% of the Kotia are literate.

Kotia script

This is a script for Kotia devised by Professor Prasanna Sree.

Kotia script

Information provided by Professor Prasanna Sree of Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Links

Information about the Kotia language
http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=ort

Indo-Aryan languages

Awadhi, Assamese, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Chakma, Dhivehi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Kotia, Kutchi, Maithili, Marathi, Marwari, Modi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Romany, Saraiki, Sindhi, Sinhala, Sourashtra, Sugali, Sylheti, Urdu

Scripts invented by Professor Prasanna Sree

Bagatha, Gadaba, Gondi, Goudu, Jatapu, Kammara, Kolam, Konda-Dora, Kotia, Koya, Kupia, Mali, Mukha Dora, Porja, Rana, Savara, Sugali, Yerukula