|Native to||India, Bangladesh|
|Region||Jharkhand and surrounding states|
556,089 (2011 census)|
Census results conflate some speakers with Bengali and Hindi.
Kurmali (Devanagari: कुर्माली, कुरमाली, Eastern Nagari: কুর্মালী,কুরমালী kur(a)mālī) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in Eastern India. Kurmali is generally linked to the Kudumi Mahato (also known as Kurmi, Mahanta or Mohanta) community of Jharkhand, Odisha & West Bengal. Kudmali is also spoken by the Kudumi people of Assam, and was brought to the tea gardens from Bihar, Orissa and West Bengal. Intellectuals claim that Kurmali may be the nearest form of language used in Charyapada. As a trade dialect, it is known as Panchpargania (Eastern Nagari:পঞ্চপরগনিয়া), for the "five districts" of the region it covers, or Tamaria. Kurmali is a traditional language of Kurmi community.
Kurumali sub dialect of Mayurbhanja state
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