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Magahi

A language of India

ISO 639-3mag

Population  13,000,000 (2002).
Region  Bihar, Gaya, Bhagalpur, eastern Patna districts; Jharkhand, northern Chotanagpur Division, Hazaribagh District; West Bengal, Maldah District.
Alternate names   Bihari, Magadhi, Magaya, Maghai, Maghaya, Maghori, Magi, Magodhi, Megahi
Dialects  Southern Magahi, Northern Magahi, Central Magahi.
Classification  Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Eastern zone, Bihari
Language use  Religion. Positive attitude. Also use Hindi.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 30%. Literacy rate in L2: 30% Hindi. Bhojpuri [bho] can use Magahi materials. Magazines. Newspapers. Radio programs. Grammar. NT: 1826.
Writing system  Devanagari script.
Comments  Hindu, traditional religion, Jainism.
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