Haryanvi is a member of the Western Hindi group of Indo-Aryan language family. It is spoken mainly in Haryana State in northern India, and also in Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Kolkata. According to the 2011 census, about 9.8 million people speak Haryanvi. There are also some speakers of Haryanvi in Pakistan, particularly in the Pakpattan, Okara, and Bahawalnagar districts of Punjab.
Haryanvi is also known as Bangaru, Banger, Bangri, Bangru, Chamarwa, Desari, Hariani, Hariyani, Haryani or Jatu. In Pakistan it is known as Raangrri. Dialects include Bangaru Proper, Deswali and Khadar. Haryanvi is considered a Western Hindi dialect, however Hindi and Haryanvi are not mutually intelligible.
Haryanvi is written with the Devanagari alphabet, and is used in films, TV, music and education.
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