Talk:Bihari languages

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Abt Nepalese languages[edit]

Maithili and Bhojpuri are spoken in Nepal as well. These languages constitute a mojor portion of Nepal. So, if there is no official organization which classifies the langauges as Bihari, I think that it would be better to list them separately. --Eukesh 12:08, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Districts not discussed[edit]

The districts speaking the particular languages have not been mentioned. Need information on the same. Maquahuitltalk! 06:34, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Problems in "Speakers" section[edit]

"most educated speakers of the language name Hindi as their language because [...] of unawareness."

Although a reference is given for this, I still think it comes of as a bit too much from a POV. Perhaps it should be attributed to the author of the source? In other words; "According to Dhanesh Jain and George Cardona, most educated speakers...".

"But Maithili has been the only one among them which has been trying to constantly deny superimposition of Hindi over her identity. The other two have given up their claims and have resigned to accept the status of dialects of Hindi."

I think it's a bit strange to write as if languages have intention, I would write the paragraph more like:

"The movement to give Maithili official recognition in India has historically been stronger than analogous movements for Bhojpuri and Magahi. This resulted in Maithili's addition to the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution, as one of India's 22 officially recognized regional languages."

While Maithili activists have obviously been more successful, I don't think Bhojpuri has "resigned" to be a dialect of Hindi. I've read news articles suggesting that Bhojpuri is next in line to become a language of the 8th schedule. saɪm duʃan Talk|Contribs 21:59, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

I agree with the problem with that statement - another problem is that the text seems to be directly copied from the cited source with no quotation marks, which we should never do for a copyrighted source. john k (talk) 05:02, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Bihari language materials[edit]

A Comparative dictionary of the Bihārī language (1885)

https://archive.org/details/acomparativedic00griegoog

Seven grammars of the dialects and subdialects of the Bihári language spoken in the province of Bihár, in the eastern portion of the North-western Provinces, and in the northern portion of the Central Provinces... (1883)

https://archive.org/details/cu31924073062535

https://archive.org/details/cu31924073062519

https://archive.org/details/cu31924073062527

https://archive.org/details/sevengrammarsofd02grie

https://archive.org/details/sevengrammarsofd04grie

https://archive.org/details/sevengrammarsofd06grie

https://archive.org/details/sevengrammarsofd07grie

Bihar peasant life, being a discursive catalogue of the surroundings of the people of that province (1885)

https://archive.org/details/cu31924072688025

Rajmaan (talk) 23:45, 6 March 2014 (UTC)