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Sora (𑃐𑃚𑃝 / Savara)

Sora is a Munda language spoken in northern Andhra Pradesh in the northwest of India. Sora is spoken mainly in the districts of Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada. There are also Sora speakers in neighbouring areas, and in other parts of India, such as Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Assam. According to the 2001 census, there are 250,000 speakers of Sora.

Sora is primarily an oral language that is rarely written. However, is has been written with a number of different scripts, including the Sora Sompeng alphabet, and the Odia, Telugu and Latin alphabets.

Sorang Sompeng alphabet (𑃐𑃦𑃝𑃗 𑃐𑃦𑃖𑃣𑃗)

This chart shows the Sorang Sompeng alphabet with Odia and Latin equivalents, and IPA transcription.

Sorang Sompeng alphabet

More details of Sorang Sompeng

Savara script

This is a script for Sora devised by Professor Prasanna Sree.

Sora script

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

Sample video in Sora

Links

Information about the Sora language and people
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sora_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/18/language/srb/
http://www.hindu.com/2005/09/03/stories/2005090307350400.htm
http://www.endangeredlanguages.com/lang/5619
https://livingtongues.org/projects/asia/india/munda-languages/sora/

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

Munda languages

Gadaba, Ho, Kurukh, Mundari, Santali, Sora


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