Awadhi language

Eastern Hindi language, sometimes considered a dialect of the Hindi-Urdu dialect continuum

Awadhi is an Indo-Aryan language. This language was spoken in a wide area including Lucknow and Ayoudhya (Awadh) earlier. Goswami Tulasidas wrote Ramcharitmanas, Geetavali, Kavitavali, and all his Shri Ram poems in this language.

Awadhi
अवधी avadhī
Native toIndia, Nepal, Fiji (as Fiji Hindi)
RegionIndia: Awadh and Lower Doab regions of Uttar Pradesh, as well as Madhya Pradesh and Delhi Nepal: Lumbini Zone, Kapilbastu District; Bheri Zone, Banke District, Bardiya District and most part of the Uttar Pradesh
Native speakers
38 million (2001)[1]
Dialects
  • Fiji Hindi
  • Gangapari
  • Mirzapuri
  • Pardesi
  • Uttari
  • Tharu
  • Degauri Tharu
  • Pratapgarhi
Devanagari, Kaithi
Official status
Official language in
No official status
Language codes
ISO 639-2awa
ISO 639-3awa

Hindi is a much newer language mostly based on Awadhi and Braj Bhasha.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Awadhi at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)

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