Hindi is a standard language spoken in Madhya Pradesh. Besides that, people also speak various regional variants, which are also different Hindi dialects. Apart from all this, Malvi is spoken in Malwa, Nimadi is spoken in Nimar, Bundeli is spoken in Bundelkhand and Bagheli is spoken in Bagelkhand and southeast of the state. Other languages are also spoken such as Telugu, Gondi, Bhilodi (Bhili), Korku, Nihali (Nahali) and Kalto (Nahali), which the tribal groups speak. Because the Marathas had ruled this place, a substantial number of people speak Marathi here. Because Gujarat is very close to the state, many people also are familiar with Gujarati.
During the British rule, the Central India Agency governed Madhya Pradesh's northern princely states. The state consists of 48 districts. These districts are formed into eight divisions - Chambal, Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Indore, Rewa, Ujjain and Sagar. Bhopal has many industries around like electrical goods, chemicals, jewellery and cotton. The state also has many tourist spots like the famous world-renowned Khajuraho monuments, Bhimbetka's rock shelters, national parks, natural preserves, lakes, etc. Many cities in MP have an extraordinary scenic beauty and architecture.
Last Updated on : 15th March 2013