Bhojpuri people

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.[2][3] 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.[4]

Bhojpuri people
Total population
c. 51 million[1]
Regions with significant populations
India (Bihar, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Barak Valley of Assam) and Nepal
Languages
Bhojpuri, Hindi
Religion
Majority: Om.svg Hinduism
Minority: Star and Crescent.svg Islam · Dharma Wheel.svg Buddhism ·
Jain Prateek Chihna.svg Jainism · AP Icon.svg Christianity · Others

LanguageEdit

Bhojpuri is spoken by around 50 million people.[5] 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.

CuisineEdit

Bhojpuri cuisine is part of North Indian cuisine. It is mild and spice is less used. It has majorly influenced the cuisine of the Caribbean, Fiji, Mauritius, and South Africa.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statement 1: Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues - 2011". www.censusindia.gov.in. Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Economic and Socio-cultural Dimensions of Regionalisation: An Indo-U.S.S.R. Collaborative Study". pp. 392–409. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Language, Religion and Politics in North India". p. 69. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Journal of Mauritian Studies, Volume 2, Issue 1". pp. 34–37. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Statement 1: Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues - 2011". www.censusindia.gov.in. Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 27 August 2019.

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