Q. with reference to India the terms ‘Halbi, ho and Kui’ pertain to

[A] Dance forms of Northwest India

[B] Musical instruments

[C] Pre-historic cave paintings

[D] Tribal languages

Answer: D
Notes:

Why this question: Inclusion of Ho dialect in 8th Schedule sought 

Ans) d 

Exp) Option d is correct. 

Halbi, also known as Bastari, is an Eastern Indo-Aryan language and is spoken by tribes across the central part of India.  

It is written in Devanagari and Odia script, however it is used mainly as an oral language, particularly for trade, and few Habli speakers can read and write their language.  

Ho is tribal language, which is written in Warang Chiti script. It is the mother tongue of nearly 10 lakh tribal people living in Odisha and Jharkhand. 

Kui is a South-Eastern Dravidian language spoken by the Kandhas. It is mostly spoken in Odisha, and written in the Odia script. The Kui language was also referred to as the Kuinga language during the historical period. It is closely related to the Gondi and Kuvi languages. 

 Subject) History