Introduction: What is Maithili?
Maithili is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in the Indian states of Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, and Nepal. It is also recognized as one of the 22 official languages of India.
Maithli is the second most spoken language in Bihar after Hindi.
The language has been in use for a long time and has evolved from Sanskrit scripts and Prakrits. Maithili was traditionally written in Mithilakshar script but with the introduction of Devanagari script it later shifted to that script. The language is heavily influenced by Sanskrit as it was historically a part of the Magadha Empire.
Maithili is considered to be an important language for Hinduism as it can be used to communicate with Hindus from different parts of India and Nepal.
Maithili Langauge presence in India
Maithili is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India. It is spoken in the Indian states of Bihar and Jharkhand, and by a few in Nepal.
It is considered to be a dialect of Hindi, but it has its own script and literature. The Maithili language has been influenced by other Indo-Aryan languages such as Nepali, Bengali, Marathi, and Bhojpuri.
The Maithili language is written using the Devanagari script which was developed in India.
Maithili Langauge presence in Nepal
Maithili is the second most widely spoken language in Nepal. It is an Indo-Aryan language and a member of the Bihari group of languages. Maithili was declared as a national language in Nepal in 2013.
Maithili Langauge presence in Bangladesh
Maithili is spoken by about 20 million people in the Indian states of Bihar and Jharkhand. It is also spoken in Bangladesh, where it is one of the recognized minority languages.
The Maithili language was first written in its own script during the 12th century AD. Maithili literature has a history going back to 1000 AD, when it began to develop as a distinct language and literary tradition.
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