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Braj Bhasha

Braj Bhasha is a language used by Braj Bhakha Tribes of Uttar Pradesh. It is also spoken in parts of Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi. It is one of the Indo-Aryan languages that has features of both Hindi and Urdu. Mathura and Vrindavan are the main centers of this language. Between 15th and 19th century a large number of devotional works on Lord Krishna were written in this language at Mathura and Vrindavan. In fact, Braj Bhasha has had a deep impact on Hindi language and literature. Antarbedi, Bhuksa, Sikarwari, Jadobafi and Dangi are the sub-dialects of this language. Khayal and Dhrupad, two popular genres of Hindustani classical music are usually composed in Braj Bhasha.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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