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Awadhi (Devanagari: अवधी) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken primarily in the Awadh region of Uttar Pradesh and Terai belt of Nepal. Awadhi was classified as Eastern Hindi by George Abraham Grierson, who commissioned the Linguistic Survey of India.
|Native to||India, Nepal, Fiji (as Fijian Hindustani)|
|Region||Awadh and Lower Doab regions in Uttar Pradesh and Nepal and adjacent areas of neighboring states|
|3 million (2001)
501,752 in Nepal (2011) Census results conflate most speakers with Hindi.
|Devanagari, Kaithi, Perso-Arabic|
Official language in
| Fiji (as Fiji Hindi)
Important works in Awadhi are the Candayan of Maulana Da’ud, the Padmavat of Malik Mohammad Jaisi (1540 A.D.), the Ramcharitmanas and Hanuman Chalisa of Tulsidas (1575 AD), "Dohe" of Kabir named as Bijak,Indravati by Nur Muhammad (1757 AD) and the poet Sur.
Awadhi is chiefly spoken in the Awadh region in central Uttar Pradesh, and districts such as Bahraich, Allahabad, Barabanki, Gonda,Ambedkarnagar, Faizabad and Lucknow city.Pratapgarh,Sultanpur, Jaunpur, Basti districts
A form of Awadhi is also spoken as a lingua franca for Indians in Fiji. Fiji Hindi is an older Avadhi/Awadhi dialect that was influenced by other Indian dialects, but retains most grammatical features of Avadhi/Awadhi. It is spoken by approximately 460,000 people in Fiji and diaspora of the community in New Zealand, Australia, the United States, and Canada.
We simply loved Amitabh Bachchan speaking Awadhi on TV! Only an actor of his calibre could transform himself from a high-class English speaking businessman to rattle off the dialogues in Awadhi. He has done it in the past for a few Bollywood and regional films, but not as regularly as one would have liked him, to show off grasp over the language. It was great to see him speak in fluent Awadhi in Wednesday's episode."
- Awadhi at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
Caribbean Hindustani at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
Fiji Hindi at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
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