Magahi (मगही)

Magahi is a Bihari language spoken in parts of India by about 14 million people. It is spoken mainly in parts of Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and West Bengal in India. It is not recognised as a separate language and has been classified as Hindi since 1961

Magahi developed from the Magadhi Prakrit, which was spoken in the ancient kingdom of Magadha in east India. The name Magahi comes from Magadha, and the language is also known as Magadhi.

Magahi used to be written mainly with the Kaithi script, but is now usually written with the Devanagari script. It has also been written with the Bengali and Odia scripts.

Devanagari script for Magahi

Devanagari script for Magahi

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Information provided by अक्षय बरहपुरिया कुमार पवनचौदह (Akshay Brahpuria 'Kumar' Pawanchaudah)

Sample texts

गोर गौरा पारवती
शंकर जी करिया
मैया गे, शंकर जी के अज्बी रहनिया
हो, मैया गे शंकर जी के अज्बी रहनिया

Transliteration

Goar Gaura parvati
Sankar jee kariya
Maiya ge sankar jee ke ajbi rahaniya
Ho, Maiya ge Sankar jee ke ajbi rahaniya

Source: http://www.liquisearch.com/magahi_language/scripts_and_literary_tradition/spoken_trends

ऎगो सूम अपन सब धन-सम्पत् बेच कॆ सोना किनलइ, अवर ऒकरा ऊ' गला कॆ ईँटा नियर बना कॆ धरती मेँ गाड़ कॆ रोज ओकर पहरा दे हलइ।

Transliteration

Egō sūm apan sab dhan-sampat bēch-ke sōnā kinalaī, awar okara u' galā-ke īṅtā niyar bana-ke dharati-mēṅ gāṇ-ke rōj ōkar paharā dē-halaī.

Translation

A-certain miser his-own all wealth-property having-sold gold bought, and it he having-melted a-brick like having-made the-ground-in having-buried (every)-day of-it guarding used-to-give.

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Sample videos in Magahi

Information about Magahi | Phrases

Links

Information about Magahi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magahi_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/18/language/mag
https://www.sites.google.com/site/bihargatha/the-history-of-the-dialects-folk-and-proverbs/the-historical-magahi-dialect
https://archive.org/details/rosettaproject_mag_detail-1

Indo-Aryan languages

Angika, Awadhi, Assamese, Bengali, Bhili, Bhojpuri, Chakma, Chhattisgarhi, Dhivehi, Dhundari, Domari, Fiji Hindi, Garhwali, Gujarati, Hajong, Haryanvi, Hindi, Indus Kohistani, Jaunsari, Kangri, Kannauji, Kashmiri, Konkani, Kotia, Kumaoni, Kutchi, Lambadi, 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, Car, Chamling, Chhattisgarhi, Dhimal, Dhundari, Dogri, Garhwali, Gondi, Gurung, Haryanvi, Hindi, Ho, Jarawa, Jaunsari, Kannauji, Kham, Kangri, Kashmiri, Khaling, Kharia, Korku, Konkani, Kumaoni, Kurukh, Lambadi, Limbu, Lhomi, Magahi, Magar, Mahasu Pahari, Maithili, Maldivian, Malto, Marathi, Marwari, Mundari, Newar, Nepali, Onge, Pali, Rajasthani, Rangpuri, Sadri, Sanskrit, Santali, Saraiki, Sirmauri, Sherpa, Shina, Sindhi, Sunwar, Sylheti, Tamang, Wancho, Yakkha, Yolmo


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