11 Facts About Awadhi


However, it is regarded by the state to be a dialect of the Central Indo-Aryan languages, and the area where Awadhi is spoken to be a part of the Hindi-language area owing to their cultural proximity.

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Alternative names of Awadhi include Baiswari, as well as the sometimes ambiguous Purbi, literally meaning "eastern", and Kosali.

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Awadhi is predominantly spoken in the Awadh region encompassing central Uttar Pradesh, along with the lower part of the Ganga-Yamuna doab.

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Language influenced by Awadhi is spoken as a lingua franca for Indians in Fiji and is referred to as Fijian Hindi.

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Awadhi is an Indo-European language and belongs to the Indo-Aryan sub-group of the Indo-Iranian language family.

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Closest relative of Awadhi is the Bagheli language as genealogically both descend from the same 'Half-Magadhi'.

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Awadhi has many features that separate it from the neighbouring Western Hindi and Bihari vernaculars.

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The gender is rigorously maintained in Western Hindi, Awadhi is a little loose yet largely preserved, while Bihari is highly attenuated.

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Awadhi appeared as a major component in the works of Bhakti saints like Kabir, who used a language often described as being a pancmel khicri or "a hotch-potch" of several vernaculars.

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Awadhi emerged as the favourite literary language of the Eastern Sufis from the last quarter of the 14th century onwards.

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Awadhi is spoken by the residents of Ayodhya and other minor characters in Ramanand Sagar's 1987 television series Ramayan.

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