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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.

Mun′da adj.
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npl -das
1. (Languages) a family of languages spoken by scattered peoples throughout central India
2. (Peoples) a member of any of these peoples
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(ˈmʊn də)

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.
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Noun1.Munda - a family of languages spoken by people scattered throughout central India
Austro-Asiatic, Austro-Asiatic language, Munda-Mon-Khmer - a family of languages spoken in southern and southeastern Asia
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