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There are 22 National Languages that have been recognized by the Constitution of India, of which Hindi and English are official languages. Besides these, there are 844 different dialects that are practiced in various parts of the country.
Mizo in Mizoram, Khasi, Garo in Meghalaya, Meitei in Manipur, Kokborok in Tripura.
Dialects of Hindi
Hindi in a broad sense is a dialect continuum without clear boundaries. Hindi is often divided into Eastern Hindi and Western Hindi and these are further divided. Following is a list of important Hindi dialects.
KHADIBOLI or SARHINDI, spoken in West Uttar Pradesh CHATTISGARHI or LAHARIA or KHALWAHI, spoken mostly in recently created Chattisgarh.
BAGHELI, spoken in Baghelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh AWADHI, spoken in central UP, the area formerily comprising the kingdom of AWADH.
FIJIAN HINDUSTANI is a form of AWADHI spoken by Fijians of India descent.
BIHARI, spoken in the regions of Bihar.
BHOJPURI, spoken in mainly eastern UP.
MAITHILI, now an official language of Bihar.
MAGAHI, spoken in Magadh areas.
RAJASTHANI, spoken mostly in the state of Rajasthan and also comprised of several notable (sub) dialects.
BUNDELI, spoken in Bundelkhand region and Jhansi district of UP.
BRIJBHASHA, in vaguely defined regions of North Central India, centered on Delhi.
HARYANVI or BANGARU or JATTU, in the state of Haryana.
KANNAUJI, spoken in the area of Kannauj and surrounding areas in UP.
BAMBAIYA HINDI, the dialect of the city Mumbai and also the basis for the language of many popular Bollywood films.
EASTERN HINDI DIALECTS, centered on the holy city Varanasi, UP has a atrong influence of the Sanskritised learned Hindi vocabulary of standered Hindi.