Santali

Santali

[suhn-tah-lee]
Santali can refer to one of two things:

  • Santali language, spoken in Eastern India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan
  • Santali latin alphabet, invented in the 1890-ies by the Norwegian missionary Paul Olaf Bodding, and stilled used by most Santals, especially the members of the Northern Evangelical Lutheran Church (NELC)
  • Santali alphabet, invented in 1925 by Pandit Raghunath Murmu to write the language by the same name

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