Do You Know Santali?

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Do You Know Santali?

Santali is a language that is spoken in Asia (India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan). You can test your linguistic abilities with this quiz. Take your time and try to answer every question right!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Approximately, how many people speak Santali?
    • A. 

      6.2 million

    • B. 

      5 million

    • C. 

      3 million

    • D. 

      10 million

  • 2. 
    Which dialect Santali includes?
    • A. 

      Paharia

    • B. 

      All of them

    • C. 

      Manjhi

    • D. 

      Mahali

  • 3. 
    How many consonants does Santali have?
    • A. 

      32

    • B. 

      26

    • C. 

      21

    • D. 

      20

  • 4. 
    How many non-nasal vowels Santali has?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      8

  • 5. 
    How many nasal vowels Santali has?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      8

  • 6. 
    When did the University Grants Commission of India decided to introduce the Santali Language in the National Eligibility Test?
    • A. 

      1986

    • B. 

      2013

    • C. 

      2002

    • D. 

      1843

  • 7. 
    What does the Santali word "mɑrɑŋ" (maraf) mean?
    • A. 

      Empty

    • B. 

      Full

    • C. 

      Big

    • D. 

      Small

  • 8. 
    What does the Santali word "setɑ" (seta) means?
    • A. 

      Horse

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      Cat

    • D. 

      Dog

  • 9. 
    What does the Santali "gidrə" (gidra) word means?
    • A. 

      Uncle

    • B. 

      Father

    • C. 

      Mother

    • D. 

      Child

  • 10. 
    What does the Santali "ɲətum" (qutum) word means?
    • A. 

      Girl

    • B. 

      Name

    • C. 

      Flower

    • D. 

      Sun