Surjapuri language

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Native to India, Nepal, Bangladesh
Region Bihar, West Bengal
Native speakers
1.2 million (2001 census)[1]
Census results conflate some speakers with Hindi.[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 sjp
Glottolog surj1235[3]

Surjapuri is one of the eastern Indian languages mainly spoken in Bihar (Kishanganj, Katihar, Purnia, Araria districts), north Bengal (Uttar Dinajpur, Islampur, Dakshin Dinajpur, siliguri), eastern Nepal and north western Bangladesh. It has significant similarities with both Hindi and Bengali languages.


  1. ^ Surjapuri at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
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  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Surjapuri". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.