Braj Bhasha

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Antarbedi, Antarvedi, Bijbhasha, Braj, Braj Bhakha, Bri, Brij Bhasha, Briju, Bruj
Population

574,000 (2001 census).

Location

Uttar Pradesh, Agra region; Rajasthan, Bharatpur, and Sawai Madhopur districts; Haryana, Gurgaon district; Bihar; Madhya Pradesh; Delhi.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Antarbedi, Bhuksa, Braj Bhasha, Dangi, Jadobafi, Sikarwari. Bhuksa is sometimes mentioned as a dialect of Kanauji [bjj]. Braj Bhasha is usually considered a dialect of Hindi [hin], and was the predominant literary language before the switch to Hindi in the 19th century.

Language Development
Radio programs. NT: 1824–1999.
Writing

Devanagari script [Deva].

Other Comments

Hindu, Muslim.