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STATEMENT 9

Family-wise grouping of the 122 Scheduled and Non-Scheduled Languages -2001
Language families Number of Languages Persons who returned the languages as their mother tongue Percentage to total population
1 2 3 4

1. Indo-European
(a) Indo-Aryan


21

790,627,060

76.86
(b) Iranian 2         22,774 0.00
(c) Germanic 1       226,449 0.02
2. Dravidian 17 214,172,874 20.82
3. Austro-Asiatic 14  11,442,029  1.11
4. Tibeto-Burmese 66  10,305,026  1.00
5. Semito-Hamitic 1       51,728  0.01
Total 12 1,026,847,940* 99.82*

 

* The balance of 1,762,388 (0.17%) population out of total Indian population 1,028,610,328 comprises of 1,635,280 speakers of those languages and mother tongues which were not identifiable or returned by less than 10000 speakers at all India level and the population ( 127,108 persons) of Manipur which was not included in language data since the Census results were cancelled in 3 sub-divisions of Senapati district of Manipur.in 2001. 

The names of the 122 Scheduled and Non-Scheduled languages falling in the above five language families are given below with the Scheduled Languages denoted as (S). Of the 22 Scheduled Languages, 15 fall in the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European family, 1 in Austro-Asiatic family, 4 in the Dravidian family and 2 in the Tibeto-Burmese family. 

1. INDO-EUROPEAN

(a) INDO-ARYAN

1. Assamese (S), 2. Bengali(S), 3. Bhili/Bhilodi, 4. Bishnupuriya, 5. Dogri(S) 6. Gujarati(S), 7. Halabi,              8. Hindi(S), 9. Kashmiri(S), 10. Khandeshi,11. Konkani(S), 12. Lahnda. 13. Maithili(S), 14. Marathi(S),           15. Nepali(S), 16. Oriya(S), 17. Punjabi(S), 18. Sanskrit(S), 19. Shina, 20. Sindhi(S), 21. Urdu(S),

 (b) IRANIAN

1. Afghani/Kabuli/Pashto, 2. Persian

(c) GERMANIC

1. English.  

2. DRAVIDIAN

1. Coorgi/Kodagu, 2. Gondi, 3. Jatapu, 4. Kannada(S), 5. Khond/Kondh, 6. Kisan, 7. Kolami, 8. Konda, 9.Koya, 10. Kui, 11. Kurukh/Oraon, 12. Malayalam(S), 13. Malto, 14. Parji, 15 Tamil(S), 16. Telugu(S), 17.Tulu. 

3. AUSTRO-ASIATIC

1. Bhumij, 2. Gadaba, 3. Ho, 4. Juang, 5. Kharia, 6. Khasi, 7. Koda/Kora, 8. Korku, 9. Korwa, 10. Munda, 11.Mundari, 12. Nicobarese, 13. Santali(S) 14.Savara. 

4. TIBETO-BURMESE

1. Adi, 2. Anal, 3. Angami, 4. Ao, 5. Balti, 6. Bhotia, 7. Bodo (S), 8. Chakesang, 9. Chakru/Chokri, 10. Chang, 11. Deori, 12. Dimasa, 13. Gangte, 14. Garo,15. Halam, 16. Hmar, 17. Kabui, 18. Karbi/Mikir, 19. Khezha,     20. Khiemnungan, 21.Kinnauri, 22. Koch, 23. Kom, 24. Konyak, 25. Kuki, 26. Ladakhi, 27. Lahauli, 28. Lakher, 29. Lalung, 30. Lepcha, 31. Liangmei, 32. Limbu, 33.Lotha, 34. Lushai/Mizo, 35. Manipuri(S), 36. Maram,     37. Maring, 38. Miri/Mishing, 39. Mishmi, 40. Mogh, 41. Monpa, 42. Nissi/Dafla, 43. Nocte, 44. Paite, 45. Pawi, 46. Phom, 47. Pochury, 48. Rabha, 49. Rai 50.Rengma, 51. Sangtam, 52. Sema, 53. Sherpa, 54. Simte,      55. Tamang 56. Tangkhul, 57. Tangsa, 58. Thado, 59. Tibetan, 60. Tripuri, 61. Vaiphei, 62. Wancho,            63. Yimchungre, 64. Zeliang, 65. Zemi, 66. Zou. 

5. SEMITO-HAMITIC

   1. Arabic/Arbi