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Santali (Ol Chiki: ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ), also known as Santhali, is the most widely spoken language of the Munda subfamily of the Austroasiatic languages, related to Ho and Mundari, spoken mainly in the Indian states of Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Mizoram, Odisha, Tripura and West Bengal. It is a recognized regional language of India per the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution. It is spoken by around 7.6 million people in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal, making it the third most-spoken Austroasiatic language after Vietnamese and Khmer.
Santali was a mainly oral language until the development of Ol Chiki by Pandit Raghunath Murmu in 1925. Ol Chiki is alphabetic, sharing none of the syllabic properties of the other Indic scripts, and is now widely used to write Santali in India.
Women speaking Santali
ᱡᱚᱦᱟᱨ, ᱥᱟᱱᱟᱢ ᱠᱚ ᱱᱚᱶᱟ ᱯᱚᱨᱴᱟᱞ ᱨᱮ ᱟᱯᱮ ᱠᱩᱨᱩᱢᱩᱴᱩ ᱪᱷᱩᱴᱟᱣᱜ ᱛᱟᱵᱚᱱ ᱯᱮ, ᱱᱟᱶᱟ ᱚᱞ ᱠᱚ ᱵᱚᱱ ᱥᱮᱞᱮᱫ ᱟᱟ ᱾ ᱱᱚᱶᱟ ᱯᱚᱨᱴᱟᱞ ᱨᱮ ᱪᱮᱫ ᱠᱚ ᱫᱚᱨᱠᱟᱨ ᱵᱟᱝ ᱡᱷᱚᱛᱚ ᱢᱮᱱᱟᱜᱽᱟ ᱾ ᱰᱤᱜᱟᱣ ᱠᱚ ᱮᱢᱟᱱ ᱡᱷᱚᱛᱚ ᱵᱚᱱ ᱱᱚᱰᱮ ᱵᱚᱱ ᱪᱚᱨᱪᱟ ᱭᱟ ᱾ ᱟᱥᱟᱭᱟᱹᱧ ᱱᱚᱣᱟ ᱡᱠᱟᱹᱢᱤ ᱛᱮ ᱟᱵᱚ ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲ ᱠᱚ ᱞᱟᱹᱜᱤᱫ ᱰᱤᱢᱤᱴᱟᱞ Dictionary ᱛᱮᱭᱟᱨᱚᱜᱽᱟ ᱾