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A subgroup of the Austroasiatic language family that includes Santali and several other languages spoken in northeast India and adjacent regions.
1. (Languages) a family of languages spoken by scattered peoples throughout central India
2. (Peoples) a member of any of these peoples
a language family of India, a branch of the Austroasiatic family, spoken by scattered indigenous peoples, mainly in Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Bihar, and West Bengal.