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Braj Bhasha

A language of India

ISO 639-3bra

Population  44,000 (1997).
Region  Uttar Pradesh, Agra region; Rajasthan, Bharatpur, Sawai Madhopur districts; Haryana, Gurgaon District; Bihar; Madhya Pradesh; Delhi.
Alternate names   Antarbedi, Antarvedi, Bijbhasha, Braj, Braj Bhakha, Bri, Brij Bhasha, Briju, Bruj
Dialects  Braj Bhasha, Antarbedi, Bhuksa, Sikarwari, Jadobafi, Dangi. Bhuksa is sometimes mentioned as a dialect of Kanauji [bjj]. Braj Bhasha is usually considered to be a dialect of Hindi, and was the predominant literary language before the switch to Hindi in the 19th century.
Classification  Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Western Hindi, Unclassified
Language development  Radio programs. NT: 1824–1999.
Writing system  Devanagari script.
Comments  Mostly Hindu, some Muslim.
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