L1 users: 2,530,000 (2001 census). Total users in all countries: 3,077,400 (as L1: 3,032,000; as L2: 45,400).
Bihar state; Delhi; Madhya Pradesh state; Uttar Pradesh: Allahabad, Bahraich, Bara-Banki, Faizabad, Gonda, Kheri, Lucknow, Pratapgarh, Rae-Bareli, Sitapur, Sultanpur, and Unnao districts.
SOV; postpositions; noun head final; 2 genders; clause constituents indicated by case-marking; verbal affixation marks person, number and genders of subject and object; no ergativity; tense and aspect; passives and voice; 30 consonant and 8 vowel phonemes; nontonal.
Also use Hindi [hin].
Devanagari script [Deva].
‘Kosali’ is a name used for the Eastern Hindi group. Hindu, Muslim.