Magahi

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Bihari, Magadhi, Magaya, Maghai, Maghaya, Maghori, Magi, Magodhi, Megahi
Population

14,000,000 in India (2001 census). Population total all countries: 14,035,600.

Location

Bihar, Gaya, Bhagalpur, eastern Patna districts; Jharkhand, northern Chotanagpur division, Hazaribagh district; West Bengal, Maldah district.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Central Magahi, Khortha, Northern Magahi, Southern Magahi.

Language Use

Religion. Positive attitudes. Educated people, city dwellers and those who travel speak Hindi [hin] well.

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

Devanagari script [Deva].

Other Comments

Hindu, Jain, traditional religion.