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Language shifts among the scheduled tribes in India a geographical study by M. Ishtiaq

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Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publishers in Delhi .
Written in English



  • India,
  • India.,
  • Ranchi (District),
  • Santhāl Pargana.,
  • Bānswāra (District),
  • East Nimar.,
  • Santhal Parganas,
  • East Nimar


  • Language attrition -- India.,
  • Language attrition -- India -- Ranchi (District),
  • Language attrition -- India -- Santhāl Pargana.,
  • Language attrition -- India -- Bānswāra (District),
  • Language attrition -- India -- East Nimar.,
  • Munda (Indic people) -- India -- Ranchi (District) -- Languages.,
  • Santal (South Asian people) -- India -- Santhal Parganas -- Languages.,
  • Bhil (Indic people) -- India -- Bānswāra (District) -- Languages.,
  • Kurku (Indic people) -- India -- East Nimar -- Languages.,
  • India -- Scheduled tribes.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-179) and index.

StatementM. Ishtiaq.
SeriesMLBD series in linguistics ;, v. 13
LC ClassificationsP40.5.L282 I74 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 183 p. :
Number of Pages183
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL157580M
ISBN 10812081617X
LC Control Number99933157

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