Languages in Bihar

The languages that are frequently spoken by the residents and have become an important part of the identity of the state of Bihar are Hindi and Urdu. These pair of dialects are not only confined in the state of Bihar but have penetrated into most of the homes across the vast length of the country.

As a matter of fact, Hindi holds so much leverage that it has been selected as the official language of the state. Urdu is not far behind Hindi as it has received recognition as the second official language used by the State Government.

Amongst the other prominent languages that are frequently spoken in Bihar, some are mentioned below:-

Angika - Originally this dialect was predominantly spoken in the Anga region of India. Angika is also spoken in metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Durgapur, Punjab, Surat, Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bokado and many more. Being closely liked with Bengali, Oriya and Assamese it is very easy fluently speak it.

Bhojpuri - This dialect is predominantly spoken in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, and Purvanchal. Bhojpuri in coalition with languages like Magadhi and Maithili are referred to as Bihari Language.

Maithili - Being regarded as the one of the languages belonging to the Indo-Aryan origin, it is principally spoken in the states of Bihar and Nepal. This dialect is thought to bear the essence of Bengali.

Bangla - Another Indo-Aryan lingo that has descended from Pali, Magadhi Prakrit and Sankrit is extensively used in Bengal and Bangladesh.

Magadhi - This dialect is spoken by around 13 million people. The major areas where this language predominates over other local languages are Patna, Gaya, Aurangabad, Jehanabad, Nalanda and others.

Last Updated on 14 June 2013




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