Angika is a Bihari language spoken mainly in the Anga region in northern India, particuarly in the Munger, Bhagalpur and Banka districts of Bihar state, and in the Santhal Pargana division of Jharkhand state. It is also in the Morang and Sunsari districts of Province No. 1 in eastern Nepal. In 1997 there were about 725,000 speakers of Angika in India, and there were 20,330 in Nepal in 2011.
Angika is closely related to Maithili, and was classified as a dialect of Maithili in George A. Grierson's 1903 Linguistic Survey of India. Angika speakers assert that it is a separate langauge, and it is now officially recognised as a second state language in the state of Jharkhand. Angika is written with the Devanagari script. In the past it was written with the Kaithi and Anga alphabets.
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Information about Angika
Angika, Bhojpuri, Danwar, Khortha, Kurmali, Magahi, Maithili, Sadri
Aka-Jeru, Angika, Athpare, Avestan, Awadhi, Balti, Bantawa, Belhare, Bhili, Bhumij, Bilaspuri, Bodo, Bhojpuri, Braj, Car, Chamling, Chhantyal, Chhattisgarhi, Chambeali, Danwar, Dhatki, Dhimal, Dhundari, Digaro Mishmi, Dogri, Doteli, Gaddi, Garhwali, Gondi, Gurung, Halbi, Haryanvi, Hindi, Ho, Jarawa, Jaunsari, Kannauji, Kham, Kangri, Kashmiri, Khaling, Khandeshi, Kharia, Khortha, Korku, Konkani, Kullui, Kumaoni, Kurmali, Kurukh, Kusunda, Lambadi, Limbu, Lhomi, Lhowa, Magahi, Magar, Mahasu Pahari, Maithili, Maldivian, Malto, Mandeali, Marathi, Marwari, Mewari, Mundari, Nancowry. Newar, Nepali, Nimadi, Onge, Pahari, Pali, Pangwali, Rajasthani, Rajbanshi, Rangpuri, Sadri, Sanskrit, Santali, Saraiki, Sirmauri, Sherpa, Shina, Sindhi, Sunwar, Sylheti, Tamang, Thakali, Thangmi, Wambule, Wancho, Yakkha, Yolmo
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