Surajpuri language

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Surajpuri
Sura
Native to India,Nepal,Bangladesh
Region Bihar, West Bengal
Native speakers
1.2 million  (2001 census)[1]
Census results conflate some speakers with Hindi.[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 sjp
Glottolog surj1235[3]

Surajpuri (Surjapuri) is one of the eastern Indian languages mainly spoken in Bihar (Kishanganj, Katihar, Purnia, Araria), north Bengal (Uttar Dinajpur, Dakshin Dinajpur, siliguri), eastern Nepal and north western Bangladesh. It has significant similarities with both Hindi and Bengali languages.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Surajpuri at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Surjapuri". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.