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Languages spoken in Madhya Pradesh


Since Madhya Pradesh is frequently designated as the 'Heart of India', it is quite obvious that the prevailing regional dialect among all the languages in Madhya Pradesh happens to be Hindi. It is predominantly spoken by the inhabitants who reside in the northern and central realm of India.

As a matter of fact, Hindi also cherishes the status of being one of the official languages that is employed by the Union Government of India. The Devanagiri script in concert with the Perso-Arabic script primarily serves a the writing medium for Hindi. Apart from India Hindi is also spoken in Pakistan, Nepal and Fiji.

Some useful quotes in Hindi are:-

  • 'Namaste'- Hello
  • 'Shukriya' or 'Dhanyabad'- Thank you
  • 'Khana'- Food
  • 'Ghar'- House
  • 'Raasta'- Road

    Among other languages in Madhya Pradesh, Urdu is predominantly spoken in the capital city of Bhopal, Kurwai and Buhranpur. Urdu is chiefly spoken in those sections of Madhya Pradesh that are mainly dominated by communities belonging to the Muslim religion. It uses the assistance of the Nasta'liq scripts in writing.

    Among other languages in Madhya Pradesh an unique blend of the Hindi and the Urdu is also used by the inhabitants as a verbal means of communication. It is an extremely polite dialect that quite often uses words like 'Aap' and 'Janab' to greet people.

    Although Hindi is the mother tongue of the residents of Madhya Pradesh but some variations and modifications of the language is made by certain communities to make it even more amiable to the ears. Some of these deviations are :-

    • Malvi spoken in Malwa
    • Nimadi spoken in Nimar
    • Bundeli in Bundelkhand
    • Bagheli along with Avadhi that is predominant in Bagelkhand

    Among other languages in Madhya Pradesh, Gondi, Katlo, Bhili are all primarily spoken by tribal masses.

    Marathi is also regarded as a prominent dialect remotely spoken in Madhya Pradesh.





    Last Updated on : 14th March 2013

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