Sora (𑃐𑃚𑃝 / ସଉରା)

Sora is a Munda language spoken in northern Andhra Pradesh in the northwest of India. Sora is spoken mainly in the districts of Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada. There are also Sora speakers in neighbouring areas, and in other parts of India, such as Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Assam. According to the 2001 census, there are 250,000 speakers of Sora.

Sora is primarily an oral language that is rarely written. However, is has been written with a number of different scripts, including the Sora Sompeng alphabet, and the Odia, Telugu and Latin alphabets.

Sorang Sompeng alphabet (𑃐𑃦𑃝𑃗 𑃐𑃦𑃖𑃣𑃗)

This chart shows the Sorang Sompeng alphabet with Odia and Latin equivalents, and IPA transcription.

Sorang Sompeng alphabet

More details of Sorang Sompeng

Sample text (Sorang Sompeng script)

  1. 𑃢𑃛𑃝𑃖𑃗𑃑𑃢𑃙 𑃟𑃤𑃑𑃥𑃗𑃢𑃙 𑃝𑃤𑃢𑃗𑃢𑃙 𑃔𑃦 𑃦𑃝𑃔𑃢𑃝𑃙 𑃕𑃢𑃒𑃔𑃣𑃘𑃣𑃑𑃢𑃙
  2. 𑃦𑃝𑃔𑃢𑃝𑃙 𑃢𑃝𑃠𑃗𑃝𑃠𑃗𑃔𑃢𑃖 𑃔𑃦 𑃢𑃝𑃣𑃟𑃟𑃢𑃔𑃢𑃖 𑃙𑃢. 𑃒𑃢𑃝 𑃠𑃢𑃝𑃥 𑃔𑃞𑃢𑃙 𑃢 𑃘𑃢𑃗𑃟𑃢𑃙 𑃘𑃢𑃙𑃥𑃗𑃥𑃔𑃢𑃙 𑃔𑃢𑃟𑃥𑃘𑃣 𑃔𑃦 𑃟𑃤𑃑𑃥𑃗𑃢𑃙 𑃢 𑃠𑃢𑃗𑃕𑃢𑃝𑃔𑃢𑃙 𑃔𑃞𑃢𑃙 𑃢 𑃘𑃢𑃗𑃟𑃢 𑃞𑃢𑃝𑃧𑃘𑃣.
  3. 𑃢𑃙𑃑𑃣 𑃐𑃢𑃝𑃤𑃗 𑃟𑃤𑃑𑃥𑃗𑃢𑃙 𑃕𑃢𑃖𑃣𑃑𑃣𑃙, 𑃛𑃢𑃘𑃣𑃔𑃢𑃖𑃑𑃣. 𑃐𑃣𑃘𑃣𑃑𑃑𑃣𑃙 𑃛𑃢𑃘𑃣𑃔𑃘𑃣.

Sample text (Odia script)

  1. ଆପରମଙତାନ କିତୁଙାନ ରିଆଙାନ ଦୋ ଓର୍ଦାରାନ ଗାବଦେଲେତାନ.
  2. ଓର୍ଦାରାନ ଆର୍ଯ୍ଙର୍ଯ୍ଙଦାମ ଦୋ ଆରିକ୍କାଦାମ ନା. ବାର ଜାରୁ ଦ'ଆନ ଆ ଲାଙ୍କାନ ଲାନୁଙୁଦାନ ଦାକୁଲେ ଦୋ କିତୁଙାନ ଆ ଜାଙ୍ଗାର୍ଦାନ ଦ'ଆନ ଆ ଲାଙ୍କା ହାରୈଲେ.
  3. ଆନ୍ତେ ସାରିଙ କିତୁଙାନ ଗାମେତେନ, ପାଲେଦାମ୍ତେ, ସେଲେତ୍ତେନ ପାଲେଦ୍ଲେ.

Transliteration

  1. Aparamangtan kitungan riangan do ordaran gabdeletan.
  2. Ordaran arzngrzngdam do arikkadam na. Bar jaru d'an a langkan lanungudan dakule do kitungan a janggardan d'an a langka haraile.
  3. Ante saring kitungan gameten, paledamte, seletten paledle.

Translation

  1. In the beginning God created heaven, and earth.
  2. And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters.
  3. And God said: Be light made. And light was made.

Source: http://gospelgo.com/bibles.htm

Details provided by Biswajit Mandal (biswajtmandal[dot]bm90[at]gmail[dot]com)

Sample video in Sora

Links

Information about the Sora language and people
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sora_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/18/language/srb/
http://www.hindu.com/2005/09/03/stories/2005090307350400.htm
http://www.endangeredlanguages.com/lang/5619
https://livingtongues.org/projects/asia/india/munda-languages/sora/

Munda languages

Gadaba, Ho, Kurukh, Mundari, Santali, Sora

Languages written with the Latin and Odia alphabets


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