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Bagri

A language of India

ISO 639-3bgq

Population  1,900,000 in India (2000). 25% monolingual. Population total all countries: 2,100,000.
Region  Punjab, Firozepur District; Rajasthan, Hanumangarh, Sriganganagar districts; Haryana, Sirsa, Fatehabad districts. Also in Pakistan.
Alternate names   Bagari, Bagria, Bagris, Bahgri, Baorias
Dialects  Lexical similarity: 81%–95% between all varietes of Bagri, 58%–63% with Eastern Panjabi [pan], 56%–69% with Hindi, 56%–70% with Haryanvi [bgc], 51%–66% with Marwari [rwr], 58%–69% with Merwari [mtr], 69%–76% with Shekhawati [swv], 47%–63% with Godwari [gdx], 63%–65% with Dhundari [dhd], 60%–66% with Mewati [wtm], 74% with Jandavra [jnd].
Classification  Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Rajasthani, Unclassified
A member of macrolanguage Rajasthani [raj] (India).
Language use  Vigorous. Home, village, school, market, religion. Positive attitude. Most also use Hindi.
Language development  Most Bagri live in rural areas and are illiterate. Grammar.
Comments  A Scheduled Caste. SOV; tonal, 3 tones. Traditional religion.

Also spoken in:

Pakistan

Language name   Bagri
Population  200,000 in Pakistan. 100,000 in Sind Province (1998).
Region  Sindh Province; Punjab.
Language map  Southern Pakistan
Alternate names  Bagari, Bagria, Bagris, Bahgri, Baorias, Bawri
Language use  Also use Sindhi [snd] or Urdu [urd].
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%.
Comments  Distinct from Vaghri [vgr]. Nomadic.