Friday, November 14, 2008
About Bhojpuri Language
Bhojpuri is a very sweet language and it is growing very fast. Bhojpuri has been introduced recently as one of alternative languages in some of Bihar and UP Universities and this will have far reaching impact in evolution of this dialect into a language. Regarding standardisation of Bhojpuri accent and style of speaking, there is lot of variation due to the interaction with the neighbouring areas. The Bhojpuri of Eastern UP(Jaunpur, Gorakhpur, Azamgarh, Gajipur, Bhadohi, Ballia, Varanasi, Deoria, etc.) and Western Bihar (Ara, Chapra, Motihari, Bhagalpur, etc) may be assumed to be standard form of Bhojpuri. The Bhojpuri of Allahabad, Jaunpur and surrounding areas is mixed with Awadhi, similarly the Bhohpuri of Vaishali is influenced with Maithali. Similarly the form of Bhojpuri in Mauritius is flavoured with French and in Surinam it is drenched in Dutch. And may be the local influence may have affected it in Fiji, Surinam and Trinidad. But the variation in Bhojpuri should not be treated as any impediment in the path of a cultural and social cohesion. its variation makes it unique and pleasant.