Kannauji (कन्नौजी / देहाती‎)

Kannauji is a member of the Western Hindi group of Indo-Aryan language family. It is spoken mainly in the Kannauj district of Uttar Pradesh in northern India, and also in the Auraiya, Etawah, Farrukhabad, Hardoi, Kanpur, Pilibhit, Mainpuri and Shahjahanpur districts. In 2016 there were 6 million speakers of Kannauji, mainly in rural areas. In urban areas Kannauji speakers are shifting to Hindi.

Kannauji is also known as Bhakha, Braj, Braj Kanauji, Dehati, Hindi or Kanauji. Dialects include Kannauji Proper, Tirhari and Transitional Kanauji. Some consider Kannauji a dialect of Hindi, including those who speak it. The name Kannauji is use mainly by scholars.

Devanagari alphabet for Kannauji

Devanagari alphabet for Kannauji

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Sample text

सभी मनुष्यों को गौरव और अधिकारों के मामले में जन्मजात स्वतंत्रता और समानता प्राप्त हो। उन्हें बुद्भि और आत्मा की देन प्राप्त है ओर परस्पर उन्हें भाईचारे के भाव से बर्ताब करनो चइए।

Transliteration

Sabhī manuṣyoṅ ko gaurav aur adhikāroṅ ke māmle meṅ janmajāt svatantrā aur samāntā prāpt ho. Unheṅ budbhi aur ātmā kī den prāpt hai or paraspar unheṅ bhāīcāre ke bhāv se bartāb karno caiē.

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

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Links

Information about Kannauji
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kannauji_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/bjj
https://mpi-lingweb.shh.mpg.de/numeral/Kanauji.htm
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308198142_Sociolinguistics_and_Phonology_of_Kanauji

Indo-Aryan languages

Angika, Awadhi, Assamese, Bengali, Bhili, Bhojpuri, Bishnupriya Manipuri, Braj, Chakma, Chhattisgarhi, Dhivehi, Dhundari, Domari, Erromintxela, Fiji Hindi, Garhwali, Gujarati, Hajong, Halbi, Haryanvi, Hindi, Indus Kohistani, Jaunsari, Kalderash Romani, Kangri, Kannauji, Kashmiri, Khandeshi, Konkani, Kotia, Kullui, Kumaoni, Kutchi, Lambadi, Lovari Romani, Magahi, Mahasu Pahari, Maithili, Marathi, Marwari, Modi, Nepali, Odia, Palula, Parkari Koli, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Rangpuri, Rohingya, Romani, Sadri, Saraiki, Sarnámi Hindustani, Sindhi, Sinhala, Shina, Sirmauri, Sourashtra, Sugali, Sylheti, Tanchangya, Torwali, Urdu

Languages written with the Devanāgarī alphabet

Aka-Jeru, Angika, Avestan, Awadhi, Balti, Bantawa, Bhili, Bhumij, Bodo, Bhojpuri, Braj, Car, Chamling, Chhattisgarhi, Dhimal, Dhundari, Dogri, Garhwali, Gondi, Gurung, Halbi, Haryanvi, Hindi, Ho, Jarawa, Jaunsari, Kannauji, Kham, Kangri, Kashmiri, Khaling, Khandeshi, Kharia, Korku, Konkani, Kullui, Kumaoni, Kurukh, Lambadi, Limbu, Lhomi, Magahi, Magar, Mahasu Pahari, Maithili, Maldivian, Malto, Marathi, Marwari, Mundari, Nancowry. Newar, Nepali, Onge, Pali, Rajasthani, Rangpuri, Sadri, Sanskrit, Santali, Saraiki, Sirmauri, Sherpa, Shina, Sindhi, Sunwar, Sylheti, Tamang, Thangmi, Wancho, Yakkha, Yolmo


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