Amazing Facts About Bhojpuri

Bhojpuri language is primarily spoken in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.


Bhojpuri language has different names as Bajpuri, Bihari, Bhojapuri, Bhozpuri, Deswali, Khotla, Piscimas. Its closest relatives are  Maithili and Magahi.

There are about 5,05,79,447 Bhojpuri speakers as per the 2011 census.  Primarily spoken in the western part of Bihar and the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh along with some areas of Madhya Pradesh.

Nepal, there are about 74,000 people use it as a second language.

Bhojpuri  Speakers (outside India)

Mauritius, 336,000 speaker.

Others: The descendants in Guyana, Fiji, Trinidad, Suriname, and Tobago.

The basic vocabulary of Bhojpuri language has its origin in Sanskrit. Over the years Bhojpuri has borrowed words from Hindi, Bengali, and others.

Vocabulary of Bhojpuri

Certain Bhojpuri vocabularies have 90% lexicon similarity with Hindi.

Watermelon - Hinwana Hot - Tatal To take out - Kadhna

Non-Hindi words:

Southern Standard Bhojpuri

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Dialects  of Bhojpuri

Nagpuria Bhojpuri

Western Standard Bhojpuri

Northern Standard Bhojpuri

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Bhojpuri Alphabets

अ आ इ ई उ ऊ ए ऎ ऒ औ क ख ग घ ङ च छ ज झ ञ ट ठ ड ढ ण ड़ ढ़ त थ द ध न प फ ब भ म य र ल व श ष स ह

Historically, Bhojpuri was written in Kaithi scripts but since 1894, Devanagari served as the primary script.  At present almost all Bhojpuri texts are written using the Devanagari.

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