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The Bhojpuri people or Bhojpuris (Bhojpuri/Hindi: भोजपुरिया) are an Indo-Aryan ethno-linguistic group from the Indian subcontinent who speak Bhojpuri and inhabit the Bhojpuri-Purvanchal region. This area is now divided between the western part of the Indian state of Bihar, the eastern part of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, and the northeastern part of the Indian state of Jharkhand, along with some neighbouring districts in the Madhesh of Nepal.[1][2] Bihar's districts with significant Bhojpuri speaking population are Bhojpur (named after Bhojpuri itself), Buxar, Kaimur, Sasaram, Saran, Siwan, Gopalganj, Muzzaparpur and Champaran districts. A significant diaspora population of Bhojpuris can be found in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, other parts of the Caribbean, Fiji, South Africa, and Mauritius.[3]

Total population
55 million[citation needed]
Regions with significant populations
India (Bihar, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand) and Nepal
Bhojpuri, Hindi
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Notable peopleEdit

Bhojpuri singer Manoj Tiwari

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Economic and Socio-cultural Dimensions of Regionalisation: An Indo-U.S.S.R. Collaborative Study". pp. 392–409. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Language, Religion and Politics in North India". p. 69. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Journal of Mauritian Studies, Volume 2, Issue 1". pp. 34–37. Retrieved 18 March 2017.