Ho is a Munda language spoken mainly in the Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Chhatisgarh, West Bengal and Assam, and also in Bangladesh. In 2001 there were just over a million speakers of Ho, which is closely related to Mundari and Santali. Ho is also know as ho kaji, ho: basa, or ho haram. The word Ho (𑣙𑣉𑣉) means "human being".
Ho is written with the Warang Citi, Devanagari, Odia, Telugu or Latin alphabets. It is used as a medium of instruction in schools in Odisha and Jharkhand. There are also some radio broadcasts in the language.
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सबिन मानमि कोअः हियातिङ अन्डोः एकतियर को रेयः मामले रे जोनोमेए तेगे दनामुल अन्डोः बराबरि रेयः नमा कना। इनिकु बुद्दि अन्डोः जिबोन बितर रेयः एनेम नमा कना अन्डोः अको-अको रे हगेया-बोहया (भाईचारे) रेयः जिबोन उङुः तेको जानागर तेयः दोरकर।
sɐbin mʌnmi koɐː hijʌt̪iŋ ənɖoː ekt̪ijɐɾ ko ɾejɐː mʌmle re ɟonomeeː t̪eɡe d̪ɐnʌmul ənɖoː bɐɾɐbɐɾi ɾejɐː nɐmʌ kənʌ. iniku budwi ənɖoː ɟibon bit̪ɐɾ ɾejɐː enem nɐmʌ kənʌ ənɖoː ɐko ɐko ɾe hɐɡejʌ bohɐjʌ ɾejɐː ɟibon uɖuː t̪eko ɟʌnʌɡɐɾ t̪ejɐː doɾkɐr.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
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Information about the Ho language
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