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19:19 Nov 11, 2003
English to Hindi translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: (no translation here but a question about Awadhi)

Can anybody tell me if Awadhi is a language? It seems that 20M people speak it. Does anybody know it? Is it close to anything else? Which characters does it use?
Local time: 15:24

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(no translation here but a question about awadhi)

The language which the people of Awadh speak is Awadhi which originated from Prakrit-Apabharansha of Magadh. That is why Grierson had called it Ardha-Magadhi. One thing is certain that Awadhi originated from Apabharansha. Awadhi is spoken within the physical boundaries of what was once Awadh. In Varanasi and Gorakhpur areas, Bhojpuri is more dominant than Awadhi, though Muslims in these areas and even upto Muzaffarpur in Bihar speak Awadhi. The speech is dominant in country side. In urban areas, people speak Hindi or Hindi mixed with Urdu or Urdu, which was the language of the courts in Awadh. The spoken language became a charming blend of Persian, Urdu, Hindi and Awadhi.

Note added at 12 mins (2003-11-11 19:31:57 GMT)

Place: India, Nepal
Alternate Names: Abadhi, Abadi, Abohi, Ambodhi, Avadhi, Baiswari, Kojali, Kosali

Local time: 15:24
Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tahir
2 mins
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agree  Will Matter: nice job!
3 hrs
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agree  chopra_2002
5 hrs

agree  Shruti Nagar: Avadh today consist of areas around Kanpur-Lucknow-Faizabad, in the state of UP. Seems to have gotten it's name from Ayodhya.
9 hrs

agree  Syeda Tanbira Zaman
10 hrs

neutral  xxxNaseeruddin: Though the answer is fine but there is no need to agree with it since this should be asked in a Forum. Hope all the colleagues will keep this in mind.
12 hrs

agree  Vineeta Chitale: the Avadh area now a days is around Lucknow
1 day14 hrs

agree  Arun Singh: In today's context, it is difficult to define the boudries but it is true that around Lucknow the Avadhi is rooted.
73 days
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