Bhalay-Gowlan language

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Native toIndia
RegionMadhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan
EthnicityBhalay people
Native speakers
(8,670 cited 1981)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
bhx – Bhalay
Glottologbhal1245  Bhalay[2]

Bhalay is an Indo-Aryan language of India spoken by the Bhalay people, a Scheduled Caste situated in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. According to Ethnologue, it belongs to the Southern Zone, and possesses substantial lexical similarities with Gowlan.


  1. ^ Bhalay at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bhalay". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.