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Bihari languages are not Hindi[edit]

Distribution of Hindi languages.

This map based on the reference - "Language families and branches, languages and dialects in A Historical Atlas of South Asia, Oxford University Press. New York 1992." has been titled "Distribution of Hindi languages" here. It claims that Bihari languages are Hindi, which is no more considered true. Bihari languages are not Hindi. Kindly refer articles on Bihari_languages, Maithili, Magadhi .. references are available there. If you need more references kindly let me know. Manoj nav (talk) 17:28, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

This map is very wrong in the sense that it doesn't depict southern or Dakhni hindi anywhere. On the other hand it shows areas that are not even Hindi dialect speaking like all of Himachal Pradesh which is a Western Pahari speaking area which has upto 90% legibility with Dogri and neighbouring dialects of Punbjabi and even parts of Jammu and Kashmir upto Punchch as part of the Hindi belt. Also, some districts of eastern Punjab and Chandigarh are also included which are exclusively Punjabi speaking. It seems an attempt to artificially "expand" the Hindi speaking area. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.30.3.201 (talk) 07:54, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Hindi-speaking ethnic groups[edit]

I know that there is no single ethnic group for Hindi-speakers, but I'm sure that there must be a few ethnic groups who do only speak Hindi (for example the people of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh), not counting people from Bihar, Rajasthan, Haryana etc. I'm certain the people in the three former states cannot purely belong to the Rajput, Bhili, Rajasthani, or any other such ethnic group

The articles regarding the three states above say nothing more than something along the lines of the population is diverse, with Indo-Aryan peoples being in the majority. These mysterious Aryan ethnic groups, who I have found no references to, are what I would like to know about. Can anyone name them? --Maurice45 (talk) 17:54, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

No mystery. Punjabi people, Jat people, Kashmiri people, Rajput people, etc, etc, etc. Look under Indo-Aryan peoples. --Hunnjazal (talk) 16:36, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

This map is very wrong in the sense that it doesn't depict southern or Dakhni hindi anywhere. On the other hand it shows all of Himachal Pradesh(Western Pahari speaking area) and even parts of Jammu and Kashmir upto Punchch as Hindi belt. Also, some districts of eastern Punjab and Chandigarh are also included which are exclusively Punjabi speaking. It seems an attempt to artifially "expand" the Hindi speaking area. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.30.3.201 (talk) 07:48, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Do not merge with North India[edit]

North India and the Hindi Belt (btw why does the name of this article keep changing?) are not the same at all. There are many regions of North India that are not Hindi speaking - Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal, Punjab. Then there are areas which are Hindi speaking that aren't included under some definitions of North India as unambiguously being part of it (e.g. Madhya Pradesh). They are related concepts but distinct. Just as England and Great Britain are distinct but related - though millions of people might refer to them interchangeably. Or, for that matter, Madras and South India are distinct, though millions of North Indians and Pakistanis may refer to them interchangeably (usage derived from the erstwhile Madras Presidency, which really did cover a good chunk of South India, though not the entirety). It doesn't make any sense to merge them at all. Unless there is a good counterargument, I will proceed to delete the "discuss" tag. --Hunnjazal (talk) 16:30, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

I am deleting the flag. It was a pretty non-controversial call anyway. --Hunnjazal (talk) 17:37, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

hindi in west bengal and orissa[edit]

for heavem's sake, most bongs cannot read and write hindi properly. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 110.224.126.50 (talk) 15:41, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

Reversion[edit]

User Katheeja who has been editing this article lately has been indef blocked as a sock. see - Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Shinas/Archive. I have reverted his additions --Sodabottle (talk) 05:01, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

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