Braj is a Western Hindi language spoken in the Braj region of central India, particularly in the northwest of Uttar Pradesh and in eastern Rajasthan, and also in Delhi, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh. In 2011 there were about 1.5 million speakers of Braj, which is also known as Braj Bhasha, Bijbhasha, Braj, Braj Bhakha, Bri, Brij Bhasha, Briju, Bruj, Daihaati Zabaan or Dehaati Zabaan.
Braj was the main literary language in central India from the 16th century until the 19th century, when Hindi replaced it. It is written with the Devanagari alphabet, and is used in literature and the media. Braji literature consists mainly of poetry based on mystical and spiritual themes.
लोगन की आज्ञा ते बढ़िकें परमेस्वर की आज्ञा कौ पालन करबाई हमारौ कर्तव्य है।
logan kī āgyā te baṛhikeṅ parmesvar kī āgyā kau pālan karbāī hamārau kartavya hai.
Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to a obey God rather than men.
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