Santali

Population 5,959,000 in India (1997). Population total all countries: 6,156,260.
Region Assam; Bihar; Orissa; Tripura; West Bengal; Mizoram. Also spoken in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal.
Alternate names   Hor, Har, Satar, Santhali, Sandal, Sangtal, Santal, Sentali, Samtali, Santhiali, Sonthal
Dialects Karmali (Khole), Kamari-Santali, Lohari-Santali, Manjhi, Paharia, Mahali (Mahili, Mahli). Close to Ho and Mundari.
Classification Austro-Asiatic, Munda, North Munda, Kherwari, Santali
Language use Official language.
Language development Literacy rate in first language: 10% to 30%. Literacy rate in second language: 25% to 50%. Taught in primary schools. Roman and Oriya scripts; Roman script in Bangladesh. Magazines. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1914–2001.
Comments Santali is a Scheduled Tribe in India. Agriculturalists; laborers. Hindu, traditional religion, Christian.

Also spoken in:

Bangladesh

Language name   Santali
Population 157,000 in Bangladesh (2001 Johnstone and Mandryk). Ethnic population: 42,698.
Alternate names   Hor, Satar, Santhali, Sandal, Sangtal, Santal, Har, Sonthal
Dialects Karmali (Khole), Kamari-Santali, Lohari-Santali, Paharia, Mahali (Mahle) Manjhi.
Language use Positive language attitude.
Language development Literacy rate in first language: 50%.

Nepal

Language name   Santali
Population 40,260 in Nepal (2001 census). Ethnic population: 42,698.
Region Koshi Zone, Morang District; Mechi Zone, Jhapa District.
Alternate names   Satar, Santhali, Santhal, Sonthal, Sandal, Sangtal, Santal, Sentali, Sainti, Hor, Har
Language use 1,339 second-language Satar speakers and 559 second-language Santhal speakers (1991 census). Some bilingualism in Maithili and Nepali.
Language development Literacy rate in first language: Few. Literacy rate in second language: Few.
Comments Recognized as an official nationality by the Government of Nepal. Hunter-gatherers; agriculturalists. Hindu, Christian.

 

HELLO

Henda ho

HOW ARE YOU ?

Cet’leka menama?

YES

He

I'M WELL

Boge gean’

GOOD

Boge

AND YOU

Ar Am?

THANK YOU

Adi Johar

NO

Ban

ENOUGH

Adi utar

MORNING

Setak’

EVENING

Ayup’

NIGHT

Ninda

ARE YOU A SANTAL

Am dom Santal kana?

DO YOU SPEAK SANTALI

Santali roret’ kana?

I UNDERSTAND "SOME" SANTALI

Santali beyhau dareak’ gea

PADDY

Horo

RICE

Caole

COOKED RICE

Daka

MEAT

Jel

CAKE , SWEET

Pitha, Mithai

I'M HUNGRY

Rengee’ idina

I'M GOING TO EAT

Jomin’ calak’ kana

I HAVE EATEN

Jom Kidan

I'M EATING

Jomet’ Kanan

HE \ SHE IS EATING

Babahor joomet’ kana (kora) Ayo Jomet kana (kuri)

THEY ARE EATING

Onko kojojom kana

DO YOU WANT TO EAT?

Jom sanayet’me kana?

HE \ SHE WILL EAT

Uni (babahor/kora) joma Uni (ayo/kuri) joma 

WHAT AM I EATING?

Cet’, inin jomet’ kana? 

YOU EAT

Jom me

WHAT ARE WE EATING?

Cet’ abo bo jomeda? 

MAN

Hor

MEN

Aema hor

WOMAN

Ayo (Maejiu)

WOMEN

Ayo ko (Maejiuko)

BOY

Kora

BOYS

Kora Ko

GIRL

Kuri

GIRLS

Kuri’ Ko

YOUNG BOY

Juan Kora

YOUNG GIRL

Juan Kuri

Father

Baba

Mother

Gogo

Grand Father

Gorom-ba (Daka Ba)

Grand Mother

Gorom-ayo (Daka Go)

Zero

Sunno

ONE

Mit’

TWO

Bar

THREE

Pe

FOUR

Pon

FIVE

More

SIX

Turui

SEVEN

Eyay

EIGHT

Iral

NINE

Are

TEN

Gel

Eleven

Gel mit’

Twelve

Gel bar

Thirteen

Gel ..……(try it)

Twenty

Bar gel

Thirty

Pe gel

Forty

…………..(try it)

Fifty

…………..(try it)

Sixty

…………..(try it)

Seventy

…………..(try it)

Eighty

…………..(try it)

Ninety

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Hundred

Sae

Thousand

Hajar

Ten Thousand

Gel hajar

Lakh

Lakh

135

Mit sae pe-gel more

4255

Pon hajar, bar sae, more gel more

Contributed by Victor Paul Murmu, Vill-Jabhapuri, PO-Jagdishpur, Dist-Deoghar - 815353, Jharkhand