The Bhojpuri people are an Indo-Aryan ethnolinguistic group from the Indian subcontinent who speak the Bhojpuri dialect 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 northwestern part of the Indian state Jharkhand, along with some neighbouring districts in the Madhesh of Nepal. 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.
|c. 51 million|
|Regions with significant populations|
|India (Bihar, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Barak Valley of Assam) and Nepal|
Minority: Islam · Buddhism ·
Jainism · Christianity · Others
Bhojpuri is spoken by around 50 million people. It is native to Bhojpuri region of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Bhojpuri is sociolinguistically considered one of the "Hindi dialects" although it linguistically belongs to the geographic Bihari branch of Eastern Indo-Aryan languages.
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