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Magadhis are an Indo-Aryan ethno-linguistic group who reside in the Magadh region of Bihar and Jharkhand and speak the Magadhi language which is considered by some to be a dialect of Hindi. It is spoken in seven districts of Bihar (Gaya, Patna, Jehanabad, Aurangabad, Nalanda, Nawada, Arwal) seven districts of Jharkhand (Palamu, Chatra, Hazaribag, Koderma, Jamtara, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Giridih) and in West Bengal's Malda district. [1][2]

Magadhi people
Regions with significant populations
India (Bihar, Jharkhand)
Magadhi (considered by some to be a dialect of Hindustani (Hindi-Urdu))
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Related ethnic groups
Hindustani · Awadhis · Bhojpuris · Maithils · Nagpuri people

Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ "Magahī Phonology: A Descriptive Study". p. 6. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Language, Religion and Politics in North India". p. 93. Retrieved 30 March 2017.