Kurux has huge number of speakers mostly residing in regions of states of eastern and north eastern states of India , namely, Bihar, West Bengal; Orissa; Assam; Tripura. Few people of Madhya Pradesh too little bit of Kurux. Alternative names of Kurux are Uraon, Kurukh, Kunrukh, Kadukali, Kuruka, Oragon, Urang, Kisan, Kunha, Kunhar, Kunuk, Kunna, Kuda, Kora, Koda, Kola, Morva and Birhor.
Special survey are being conducted in order to know the exact number of people who speak Kurux. In the year 1994, IMA estimated that India has a population of 1,747,000 who speaks Kurux proficiently. Again as per the report of WA, another organization that has also carried out a survey in the year 1995 stated that Kurux speaking people are 2,000,000 in number in the whole world. It belongs to Dravidian group of languages, one of the famous language families in the Indian subcontinent. Oraon and Kisan are two famous dialects that have originated from the Kurux language. About seventy-three portions of these two languages are similar. Oran has become the most standard one.
In fact, both Kisan and Oraon are languages that are famous amongst the 'Scheduled Tribes' of Indian subcontinent. . As a first language, the Kurux has a literacy rate of twenty three percent including Oran with twenty three percent and also Kisan with meager percentage of seventeenth.
(Last Updated on : 19-05-2014)