Bhojpuri love poem
तोहार चेहरावा शीशा में,
हमार बहुत बड़का कविता हवे!
लेकिन, बड़ा जल्दी ये खो गियल,
अंतिम में हम तोहरा से प्यार करे नी
tohaar kehraavaa shishaa men,
hmaar bhut bdaa kvitaa hve!
lekin, bda jldi ye kho gaiyl,
antim men hm tohraa se pyaar kre ni
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Translation of the love poem into Bhojpuri (Other names that can be found by including dialects : Bojpury, Bhojapuri, Benarsi, Basti, Bhozpuri, Bhojpuri Tharu, Sheikh Boli, Domra, Bajpuri, Piscimas, Mallika, Kharwari, Deswali, Bihari, Purbi, Bangar Boli, Southern Standard Bhojpuri, Gorakhpuri, Kashika, Musahari, Mauritian Bhojpuri, Western Standard Bhojpuri, Sarawaria, Khotla, Banarsi Boli, Purbi Boli, Madhesi, Northern Standard Bhojpuri, autonym : भोजपुरी (Bhōjpurī)) the dialect of Bhojpur, related to the bihari.
This dialect of Hindi, spoken in western Bihar, eastern Uttar Pradesh, as well as some districts of Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Chhatisgarh.
This language has spread in an area between the southern border of Nepal and Chota Nagpur in the north, from Benares and Patna in the west to Ranchi in the east.
Bhojpuri is also understood by the diaspora in Nepal, Mauritius, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, Fiji, because its long history is made of many emigrations.
There are about 40 million peoples who speak this language of the Bihari group of the Indo-Aryan branch, of the Indo-European language family. The oral literature is very rich and important, and if there are writings in Bhojpuri, is not strictly speaking a literary language in India.
The name bhojpuri comes from Bhojpur, the old city of the district of Shahabad, near the Ganges, a city which was the very important city of the Rajpoots, and which is no more than a village today.
Today Bhojapuri is not one of the official languages in India, but despite this it is a language widely used in the media.
We can separate this language into four dialect areas, themselves differentiated into sub-dialects, and it is that of the north that is considered the most prestigious.
Magahi, Maithili, Bangla, Oriya, Assamese, are languages that can be compared to Bhodjpuri which descends from Sanskrit, and borrowed from English, Hindi, Bengali and other Indo-Aryan neighbor languages .
There are several variants and its writing system which was the Kaithi (descendant of the Brahmi script), now replaced by the devanagari.
For kaithi, be curious, you will easily find what it looks like. Much of the oral Bhojpuri literature will be fixed in the nineteenth century, it is ballads, songs, tales and dramas.
The Bhojpuris are a group of the Indian subcontinent, who live in the Bhojpuri-Purvanchal region straddling the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar. It's also important to mention a whole diaspora spread across many countries.
For them, in the Bhojpur region, Hindu traditions remain strong and still largely outweigh those of Mohammedans.