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Bhojpuri is spoken widely in the state of Bihar in India. The language has also been called Purbi or Purabiya, the language in front or ' to the east' of New Delhi.

There are relatively few loanwords from Sankrit: it is rather more drawn from Bengali and Hindi. There are about 40,000,000 speakers of this language.

Bhojpuri is spoken/used in the following countries:
Fiji (Republic of), Guyana, India, Mauritius, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago.

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