Nimadi

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Nemadi, Nimari, Nimiadi
Population

2,150,000 (2001 census).

Location

Madhya Pradesh, Khandwa, Khargone, Barwani, and south Dhar districts; Uttar Pradesh; Maharashtra.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Bhuani. Dialects have 90%–100% mutual inherent intelligibility. Lexical similarity: 74%–94% among dialects, 64%–75% with Malvi [mup], 62%–77% with Hindi [hin], 56%–64% with Gujarati [guj], 49%–58% with Marathi [mar].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains, except with government officials. Positive attitudes. Low proficiency in Hindi [hin]. Used in education.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 40%. Radio programs. TV.
Writing
Devanagari script.
Other Comments

Hindu, traditional religion, Muslim.