Maithili leid

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Maithili
मैथिली, মৈথিলী
Spoken natively in Indie an Nepal
Region Northren Bihar, Terai
Native speakers 35 million  (2000–2001)[1]
Leid faimlie
Dialects
Central (Sotipura)
Khortha (Eastren)
Dehati
Jolaha
Kisan
Soothren
Thetiya
Wastren
Writin seestem Devanagari
Mithilakshar
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in 8t schedule o
Constitution o Indie, Bihar
Leid codes
ISO 639-1 bh (Bihari)
ISO 639-2 mai
ISO 639-3 mai

Maithili (/ˈmtɨli/;[2] मैथिली, মৈথিলী, Maithilī) is an Indo-Aryan leid spoken in eastren Nepal an North Bihar o Indie bi 35 million fowk as o 2000, o which 3 million wur in Nepal. It is presently written wi the Devanagari script despite havin its ain Mithilakshar script.[1]

In 2003, Maithili wis includit in the Aicht Schedule o the Indian Constitution, which allaes the leid tae be used in eddication, govrenment, an ither offeecial contexts. It is the seicont maist spoken leid o Nepal (at aroond 12%).

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Maithili at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  2. "Maithili". Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. 2001.