Politics of Language and Linguistic Identity: Sadri Replacing other Adivasi Languages in Sundargarh


  • Dr. Ajit Kumar Kullu Assistant Professor of English, Sambalpur University, Jyoti Vihar, Burla, Odisha, India




Sadri, Politics, Language, Identity, Culture, Society


Movements related to languages are interesting phenomena with a load of consequences on the fate of languages. A powerful language with state backing is capable of weakening and dismantling the structure of a language which is less powerful and without any political backings. However, there are languages which find other ways to growth and popularity. People find interesting reasons to switch to a different language. Sadri, tribal lingua-franca in the district of Sundargarh, Odisha is enjoying a privileged linguistic space at the cost of other adivasi languages.


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How to Cite

Kullu, D. A. K. . (2020). Politics of Language and Linguistic Identity: Sadri Replacing other Adivasi Languages in Sundargarh. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 8(9), 54–62. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v8i9.10753