Few more speeches are noted as sub-dialects of ancient India, they are; Chandali, Dravidi, Sakari, Abhiri, Sabari,Audri, Vanakasi and Vanachari, Dhakki etc.
Pali was the canonical language of the Prakrit family. Pali was much different from Sanskrit. Prakrit languages belonged to the Indo -Aryan group of the Indo-Europeon languages.These were the vernaculars of ancient India when India was gradually being Aryanised.
The Sarna in Banjha
Similarly LAHORE is another name which according to the Santals is Mundari Santali in origin and has been named by them during their stay here in the deep past. They believe that the term Lahore is derived from two ausrtric Santali words LA which means to dig and HOR(e) means a road. LAHOR therfore means to dig to make a road.
A Santhal Budhi
An Oraon Budha
"The theory that the Dravidian element is the most ancient which we can discover in the population of Northern India, must also be modified by what we now know of the Munda languages, the Indian representatives of the Austric family of speech, and the mixed languages in which their influence has been traced. Here, according to the evidence now available, it would seem that the Austric element is the oldest, and that it has been overlaid in different regions by successive waves of Dravidian and Indo-European on the one hand, and by Tibeto-Chinese on the other…
The Megaliths of Chokahatu ; the largest burial ground of the Mundas