Konda-Dora

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.

Konda-Dora script

This is a script for Konda-Dora devised by Professor Prasanna Sree.

Konda-Dora script

Information provided by Professor Prasanna Sree of Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Links

Information about the Konda-Dora people and language
http://www.prayway.com/unreached/peoplegroups5/650.html
http://www.india9.com/i9show/Porja-Tribe-48906.htm
http://tribes-of-india.blogspot.com/search/label/Porja%20tribes

Scripts invented by Professor Prasanna Sree

Bagatha, Gadaba, Gondi, Goudu, Jatapu, Kammara, Kolam, Konda-Dora, Kotia, Koya, Kupia, Mali, Mukha Dora, Porja, Rana, Savara, Sugali, Yerukula

Dravidian languages

Badaga, Brahui, Gondi, Jatapu, Kannada, Kodava, Kolam, Konda, Koya, Kurukh, Malayalam, Mukha Dora, Savara, Sunuwar, Tamil, Telugu, Tulu, Yerukula