8,000,000 (2001 census). Ethnic population: 16,000,000 (1992 SIL).
Haryana; Rajasthan; Punjab; Karnataka; Delhi; Himachal Pradesh; Uttar Pradesh.
Bangaru Proper, Deswali, Khadar. Good intelligibility among dialects, but Haryanvi is not intelligible with Hindi. Reportedly most similar to Braj Bhasha [bra]. Lexical similarity: 92% among dialects.
Home, religion. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Hindi [hin] with proficiency higher among the educated.
Devanagari script [Deva].
Ethnonym: Bangru, used for speakers in Jind area; Khadar used by speakers in Jind to refer to the speech of Rohtak and Sonipat. Hindu, Muslim.