Definition of Bhojpuri in English:


Pronunciation /ˌbōjˈpo͝orē/ /ˌboʊdʒˈpʊri/


  • One of the Bihari group of languages, spoken mainly in western Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh (northern India).

    ‘Since she does not know any language except Bhojpuri, it will definitely add a lot of charm.’
    • ‘Bhalla added that French, English, Hindi and Bhojpuri languages were also spoken apart from Creole by the 12 lakh people of this nation.’
    • ‘Other languages include Maithili, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Tamang, Newari, and Abadhi.’
    • ‘While English is the official language, French, Creole, Bhojpuri and Urdu are widely spoken.’
    • ‘The Indians came from Eastern Uttar Pradesh and Western Bihar, an area known as Bhojpuri's Belt - Bhojpuri being a regional dialect of Hindi.’
    • ‘Arabic, Yoruba, Bhojpuri, Urdu and other languages are used in religious contexts, and the traditional Christmas music called parang is sung in Spanish.’
    • ‘Hindi, Bhojpuri, and Maithili are widely spoken in the Terai.’
    • ‘Equally at ease with singing in Punjabi, Hindi, Gujarati, Bhojpuri and even Arabic, Harjeet says he learnt to survive early on in his career by never saying no.’
    • ‘If you knew a few prayers - in Bhojpuri, not Sanskrit - you said you were a Brahmin.’
    • ‘During my concerts in the United States the audience wanted me to sing in Bhojpuri.’
    • ‘And they showed him where they belong to with their music that was a harmonious mix of Bhojpuri, African, Latino and even Bollywoodi!’
    • ‘They were taken aback when he talked back in fluent Bhojpuri!’
    • ‘The tradition is still popular in countries such as Mauritius and Guyana, which have Bhojpuri communities in substantial numbers, as well as in 18 Indian states.’
    • ‘The Bhojpuri songs are still sung, albeit with local influences.’
    • ‘I know some Bhojpuri songs that are not even remembered in India.’
    • ‘He released baithak gana and ghazal albums, and popularised Bhojpuri music all over the Caribbean.’
    • ‘‘This is the first time there is a Bhojpuri pop song, with no double meanings,’ he assures.’


  • Relating to Bhojpuri.