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Subject: Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Index of India-related articles, Hindi literature, Khariboli dialect, Awadhi language, Hindi Belt, Tikamgarh, Bihari people, Niwari, Madhya Pradesh
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Native to India
Native speakers 3.1 million  (2001 census)
Census results conflate some speakers with Hindi.[1]
Estimates up to 20 million[2]
Language family
Writing system Devanagari script
Official status
Official language in India (Madhya Pradesh and parts of Uttar Pradesh)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bns
Linguist List

Bundeli (Devanagari: बुन्देली or बुंदेली; Urdu: زبان بندیلی‎) or Bundelkhandi is a Western Hindi language (often considered a dialect of Hindi) spoken in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh and in southern parts of Uttar Pradesh. Bundelkhandi is related to Braj Bhasha, which was the literary language in North India until the 19th century.

Bundelkhandi literature includes the writings of Alha-Khand and the verses of Bhaddari.


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