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is spoken in the northern Indian region such as western part of states
of Bihar, west-northern part ofJharkhand, and the Purvanchal region of
Uttar Pradesh and adjoining area of sounthern plain area of Nepal.
Bhojpuri is also spoken in Guyana, Suriname, Fiji, Trinidad and Tobago
and Mauritius and is often said to be the only Indian language to be
spoken on all continents. Bhojpuri has evolved as a language from its
dialect form and there is a strong demand from people to Government of
India is for awarding it a statutory status as one of official Indian
Language. Bhojpuri uses words from Sanskrit, Hindi and Urdu and other
Northern Indian Dialects. Bhojpuri and several closely related
languages, including Maithili and Magahi, are known as the Bihari
languages, which are part of the Eastern Zone group of the Indo-Aryan
languages, which includes Bengali and Oriya. There are several forms of
Bhojpuri, including three or four in eastern Uttar Pradesh alone.For
example, people in Gorakhpur speak different form as compared to people
in Varanasi. However, it is easily understood among themselves.
Some Notable Bhojpuri Personalities are Ram Prasad Bismil, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, Dr Rajendra Prasad, Jaiprakash Narayan, Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Bajpayee, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Faneeshwar Nath Renu, Acharya Ram Chandra Shukla, Babu Jagjiwan Ram and the list goes on ..
Bhojpuri Kavita: People in Chauri Chaura and Gorakhpur speak Bhojpuri.This region has given many great writers, poets, sports men and women, leaders and artists to the country. Noted Hindi writers Acharya Ram Chandra Shukla (from Bheri village on banks of Rapti), Dr. Vidya Niwas Mishra, Dr. Ram Darash Mishra and Bhojpuri Poets Moti BA and Ram Nawal Mishra are from this region.
Chaurichaura dot com team visited native village (Dumari) of Shri Ram Nawal Mishra, a known Bhojpuri Kavi and recorded some of his bhojpuri geets for viewers of Chaurichaura dot com. At age of 84 years, Mishra ji is still very active despite of his ill health and attends Kavi Sammelans. Every year on January 2nd, he organises a Kavi Sammelan in his village Dumari to celebrate his birthday.