Bhojpuri language

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भोजपुरी  • Template:Script/Kaithi
The word "Bhojpuri" in Kaithi and Devanagari script
Native toIndia, Singapore and Nepal
RegionBihar, Uttar Pradesh, Eastern Beach Odisha, Southern Mandesh
Native speakers
51 million, partial count (2011 census)[1]
(additional speakers counted under Hindi)
  • Northern (Gorakhpuri, Sarawaria, Basti, Padrauna)
  • Western (Purbi, Benarsi)
  • Southern (Kharwari)
  • Nagpuria (Sadari)
  • Tharu Bhojpuri
  • Madheshi
  • Domra
  • Musahari
  • Caribbean Hindustani
     · Trinidadian Hindustani
    (Trinidadian Bhojpuri,
    Plantation Hindustani,
    Gaon ke Bolee)
     · Guyanese Hindustani
    (Aili Gaili)
     · Sarnami Hindoestani
  • Fiji Hindi
  • Mauritian Bhojpuri
  • South African Bhojpuri (Naitali)[2]
Official status
Official language in
 Fiji (as the Fiji Hindi language)
Recognised minority
language in
 India (as a second language in Jharkhand)[3]
Language codes
ISO 639-2bho
ISO 639-3bho – inclusive code
Individual codes:
hns – Caribbean Hindustani
hif – Fiji Hindi
Bhojpuri-speaking region in India
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Bhojpuri Language is an Indo-Aryan language which is spoken in northern-eastern India and It is mainly spoken in the Indian states of Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh. There are also Bhojpuri speakers in Suriname. The language is written in Devanagari.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Statement 1: Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues – 2011". Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  3. Sudhir Kumar Mishra (22 March 2018). "Bhojpuri, 3 more to get official tag". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 22 March 2018.
  4. "Bhojpuri alphabet, pronunciation and language". Retrieved 2021-07-15.