Nimadi language

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Nimadi
Native toIndia
RegionNimar in Madhya Pradesh
Native speakers
2.31 million (2011 census)[1]
Census results conflate some speakers with Hindi.
Language codes
ISO 639-3noe
Glottolognima1243[2]

Nimadi is a Western Indo-Aryan language spoken in the Nimar region of west-central India within the state of Madhya Pradesh. This region lies adjacent to Maharashtra and south of Malwa. The districts where Nimadi is spoken are: Barwani, Khandwa, Barwaha, Khargone, Burhanpur, Bedia, Sanawad and parts of Dhar, Harda and South Dewas districts. The famous writers of Nimari were Gaurishankar Sharma, Ramnarayan Upadhyay etc.[3]

Nimari is mainly spoken in Khargone, Barwani and Khandwa districts. Ramnarayan Upadhyay, Mahadeo Prasad Chaturvedi, Prabhakar Ji Dubey, Jeevan Joshi, and others worked in it. "Ammar Bol " (Translation of Bhagwat Geeta) composed by Mahadeo Prasad Chaturvedi "Madhya" is the first epic in Nimari. Prabhakar Ji Dubey was also awarded by the president of India. He lived in a town named Barwaha which is situated near Maheshwar and Omkasreshwar(One of the jyotirlinga). He played many stage dramas. He was a disciple of Rama Dada and often used to visit Khandwa. He is still famous for songs like "Gammat, Swang". He also worked as a professional teacher. His one of the book named "Thumka" was also awarded by Academy of Isuri. He died on 13 March 1997.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statement 1: Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues - 2011". www.censusindia.gov.in. Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Nimadi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20131203040331/http://www.sumania.com/lang/allindi9.html