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Sadhukaddi, is a vernacular dialect of Hindi/ Hindustani, a popular language of medieval North India, which is a mix of Hindi (Braj Bhasha, Awadhi, Bhojpuri), Punjabi and Marwari (Rajasthani), hence it is also commonly called a Panchmail Khichadi.[1][2] Since it is simpler, it is used in adult literacy books or early literacy books.[3]

It is common variant of Hindi and finds place in the oral tradition and the writings of medieval poets and saints in Hindi Literature like Kabir and Guru Nanak,[4] other poets like Mirabai and Baba Farid and Shah Latif used to it further local variations of Rajasthani, Punjabi and Sindhi languages.[2]

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  1. ^ Hindi Literature
  2. ^ a b Amiya Dev; Sisir Kumar Das (1989). Comparative literature: theory and practice. Indian Institute of Advanced Study in association with Allied Publishers. p. 110. ISBN 8170230179. 
  3. ^ Sushama Merh-Ashraf (2004). Adult education in India: search for a paradigm. Sunrise Publications. p. 186. ISBN 8187365129. 
  4. ^ Robert W. Stevenson (1994). Hermeneutical paths to the sacred worlds of India: essays in honour of Robert W. Stevenson. Scholars Press. p. 232. ISBN 1555409520.