Konda-Dora is a Dravidian language spoken in the Indian state of
Andhra Pradesh, Assam and Orissa by about 28,000 people. The Konda-Dora
are a Scheduled Tribe and are distributed in the Agency
Area of the Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam and East Godavari
districts. According to the 1981 Census, their population is 1,41,374.
They call themselves Pandava Doras or Pandava Rajas. They believe that
they are the descendants of the Pandavas of the Mahabharata. Etymologically
konda means hill, and dora means headman or chieftain, hence Konda-Dora
means hill chieftain.
The Konda-Dora language, which is also known as Kubi, is closely
related to the Kui language of the Khond, and has borrowed vocabulary
from Oriya and Telugu. Many Konda-Dora speak Telugu as well as or
instead of their native language.
This is a script for Konda-Dora devised by Professor Prasanna Sree.
Information provided by Professor Prasanna Sree
of Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Information about the Konda-Dora people and language
Scripts invented by Professor Prasanna Sree