Nimadi language

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Native to India
Region Nimar in Madhya Pradesh
Native speakers
2.2 million  (2001 census)[1]
Census results conflate some speakers with Hindi.[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 noe

Nimadi is spoken in the Nimar region of Madhya Pradesh, which lies adjacent to Maharashtra and south of Malwa. The districts which speak Nimadi are: Barwani, Khandwa, Khargone, Burhanpur, Bedia, sanawad and parts of Dhar, Harda and South Dewas districts. The famous writers of Nimari was Gaurishankar Sharma, Ramnarayan Upadhyay etc.[3]

Nimari is mainly spoken in Khargone, Barwani and Khandwa districts. Ramnarayan Upadhyay, Mahadeo Prasad Chaturvedi, Prabhakar ji Dubey and others worked in it. "Ammar Bol " (Translation of Bhagwat Geeta) composed by Mahadeo Prasad Chaturvedi "Madhya" is the first epic in Nimari.


  1. ^ Nimadi at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
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