Definition of Mundari in English:

Mundari

(also Moondari)

Pronunciation /mʊnˈdɑːri/

noun

  • 1An Austro-Asiatic language of the North Munda group, spoken principally in Jharkhand state in eastern India.

  • 2A speaker of Mundari.

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or designating Mundari or its speakers.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. Probably from Oriya Muṇḍārī or Bengali Muṇḍārī the Mundari language from Mundari Muṇḍā + -r-, Oriya or Bengali derivational suffix + -ī, feminine suffix forming language names.