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Madhya Pradesh Bagheli Language
Bagheli language is a Hindi Eastern verbal communication which is orated in the Baghelkhand district of central India. It is regarded as one of the most important languages which are categorized as a dialect of Hindi as per 2001 year Indian survey Report. The Bagheli orators are seen chiefly in six areas of Madhya Pradesh (Satna, Rewa, Sidhi, Umaria, Shahdol and Anuppur).
Bagheli Language Alternative Names
Some alternative names of Bagheli language are Godwani Kawathi, Bhugelkhud, Gangai, Mannadi, Bagelkhandi, Kenat, Kevati, Kevat Boli, Kewat, Kewati, Kewani, Kewot, Mandal, Kumhari, Riwai.
Since the 13th century, the verbal communication orated in Baghelkhand has been recognized as Bagheli. Bagheli is a provincial idiom which is used for inter-group announcement and also in intra-group. It is even identified as Rimahi, Baghelkhandi and Riwai in Rewa district. In the Linguistic analysis of India, Dr. George Abraham Grierson categorizes Bagheli beneath Indo-Aryan, Hindi Eastern. The widespread research by Dr. Bhagawati Prasad Shukla too has the same opinion with Dr. Grierson’s categorization. Additionally in the year of 1991, Indian survey report organizes Baghelkhandi/ Bagheli as a dialect of Hindi beneath list of Scheduled languages. Bagheli was classified as Indo-European, Indo-Aryan, Indo-Iranian and East Central zone (Grimes 1992:552) by Ethnologue. As per Dr. Bhagawati Prasad Shukla, Bagheli language contains three chief divisions:
- Pure Bagheli
- Southern Broken Bagheli
- West Mixed Bagheli
Dialects of Bagheli
The caste and geographic difference is originated in Bagheli region. Rewa region diversity is also measured customary. Lexical similarity is 79%–99% which is amid in all Bagheli varieties whereas 72%–91% is with Hindi language.
Northeast Madhya Pradesh includes Satna, Rewa, Sidhi, Umaria, Shahdol, Anuppur, Mandla, Dindori, Jabalpur and Chhindwara regions of Bagheli idiom. Also Panna districts contain Uttar Pradesh, Mirzapur, Allahabad and Banda areas of Bagheli language. Even Hamirpur districts inhabit Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh and Koriya districts. This language is also spoken in Nepal.