Sadri (सादरी / সাদরী / ସାଦରୀ)

Sadri is a Bihari language spoken in the northeast of India by about 12 million people, by about 1,225 people in Nepal, and by some people in Bangladesh. In India it is spoken mainly in the Gaya district of Bihar state, in the Jashpur, Surguja, Balrampur districts of Chhattisgarh state, in the Chatra, Palamu, Latehar, Hazaribagh, Lohardaga, Gumla, Ranchi, Simdega, Khunti and West Singhbhum districts of Jharkhand state, and in the Sundergarh district of Odisha state. There are also some Sadri speakers in West Bengal and Assam state. In Nepal Sadri is spoken in the Jhapa district of Mechi zone in the southwest of the country.

Sadri is also known as Nagpuri (नागपुरी / নাগপুরী), Sadana, Sadani, Sadrik, Sadna, Siddri, Santri, Sradri, Sadan, Sadhari, Nagpuri, Nagpuria, Dikku kaji, Chota Nagpuri, Ganwari, Gawari, Jharkhandi or Gauuari. Speakers of Sadri call themselves Sadan/Sadri, Nagpuria or Gawari.

Some linguists consider that Sadri is a dialect of Hindi, while others see it as a dialect of Odia. Sadri is recognised an official language in Jharkhand in India, and as the language of a recognized indigenous nationality in Nepal. It is used in literature and on the radio in India.

There are ways to write Sadri with the Devanagari, Benglali, Odia and Latin alphabets.

Devanagari alphabet for Sadri

Devanagari alphabet for Sadri

Bengali alphabet for Sadri

Bengali alphabet for Sadri

Odia alphabet for Sadri

Odia alphabet for Sadri

Latin alphabet for Sadri

Latin alphabet for Sadri

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Sample text (Devanagari alphabet) - Matthew 1:1-5

  1. अब्राहम कर खन्‍दान दाऊद कर खन्‍दान यीशु मसीह कर खन्‍दान, ई नियर आहे।
  2. अब्राहम से इसहाक जनमलक, इसहाक से याकूब, याकूब से यहूदा आउर उकरे भाईमन जनमलंय,
  3. यहूदा से फारेस आउर जोरह जनमलक। इमन कर माय तामार रहे। फारेस से हिस्रोन जनमलक आउर हिस्रोन से एराम जनमलक।
  4. एराम से अम्मीनादाब जनमलक, अम्मीनादाब से नहशोन, आउर नहशोन से सलमोन जनमलक।
  5. सलमोन आउर राहब से बोअज जनमलक, इमन कर माय तामार रहे। बोअज आउर रुत से ओबेद, आउर ओबेद से यिशै जनमलक।

Sample text (Bengali alphabet)

  1. অব্রাহম কর খন্‍দান দাঊদ কর খন্‍দান য়ীশু মসীহ কর খন্‍দান, ই নিয়র আহে।
  2. অব্রাহম সে ইসহাক জনমলক, ইসহাক সে য়াকূব, য়াকূব সে য়হূদা আউর উকরে ভাইমন জনমলঁয়,
  3. য়হূদা সে ফারেস আউর জোরহ জনমলক। ইমন কর মায় তামার রহে। ফারেস সে হিস্রোন জনমলক, আউর হিস্রোন সে এরাম জনমলক।
  4. এরাম সে অম্মীনাদাউ জনমলক, অম্মীনাদাউ সে নহশোন, আউর নহশোন সে সলমোন জনমলক।
  5. সলমোন আউর রাহব সে বোঅজ জনমলক, ইমন কর মায় তামার রহে। বোঅজ আউর রুত সে ওবেদ, আউর ওবেদ সে য়িশৈ জনমলক।

Sample text (Odia alphabet)

  1. ଅବରାହମ କର ଖନ‍ଦାନ ଦଊଦ କର ଖନ‍ଦାନ ୟୀଶୁ ମସୀହ କର ଖନ‍ଦାନ, ଈ ନିୟର ଆହେ।
  2. ଅବରାହମ ସେ ଇସହାକ ଜନମଲକ, ଇସହାକ ସେ ୟାକୂବ, ୟାକୂବ ସେ ୟହୂଦା ଆଉର ଉକରେ ଭାଇମନ ଜନମଲ‍ଁୟ,
  3. ୟହୂଦା ସେ ଫାରେସ ଆଉର ଜୋରହ ଜନମଲକ। ଇମନ କର ମାୟ ତାମାର ରହେ. ଫାରେସ ସେ ହିସରୋନ ଜନମଲକ ଆଉର ହିସରୋନ ସେ ଏରାମ ଜନମଲକ.
  4. ଏରାମ ସେ ଅମମୀନାଦାବ ଜନମଲକ, ଅମମୀନାଦାବ ସେ ନହଶୋନ, ଆଉର ନହଶୋନ ସେ ସଲମୋନ ଜନମଲକ।
  5. ସଲମୋନ ଆଉର ରାହବ ସେ ବୋଅଜ ଜନମଲକ, ଇମନ କର ମାୟ ତାମାର ରହେ। ବୋଅଜ ଆଉର ରୁତ ସେ ଓବେଦ, ଆୁର ଓବେଦ ସେ ୟିଶୈ ଜନମଲକ।

Sample text (Latin alphabet)

  1. abraham kar khandan daud kar khan?dan yishu masih kar khandan, i niyar ahe.
  2. abraham se isahak janamlak, isahak se yakub, yakub se yahuda aur ukare bhaiman janamlay,
  3. yahuda se fares aur jorah janamlak. iman kar may tamar rahe. fares se hisron janamlak, aur hisron se eram janamlak.
  4. eram se amminadab janamlak, amminadab se nahashon, aur nahashon se salamon janamlak.
  5. salamon aur rahab se boaj janamlak, iman kar may tamar rahe. boaj aur rut se obed, aur obed se yishai janamlak.

Translation

  1. The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
  2. Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
  3. And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
  4. And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;
  5. And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;

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Videos in Sadri

Link

Information about Sadri
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadri_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/sck
http://indiamapped.com/languages-in-india/jharkhand-sadri-language/
https://glottolog.org/resource/languoid/id/sada1242

Bihari languages

Angika, Bhojpuri, Danwar, Khortha, Kurmali, Magahi, Maithili, Sadri

Languages written with the Devanāgarī alphabet

Aka-Jeru, Angika, Avestan, Awadhi, Balti, Bantawa, Bhili, Bhumij, Bilaspuri, Bodo, Bhojpuri, Braj, Car, Chamling, Chhantyal, Chhattisgarhi, Chambeali, Danwar, Dhimal, Dhundari, Dogri, Doteli, Garhwali, Gondi, Gurung, Halbi, Haryanvi, Hindi, Ho, Jarawa, Jaunsari, Kannauji, Kham, Kangri, Kashmiri, Khaling, Khandeshi, Kharia, Khortha, Korku, Konkani, Kullui, Kumaoni, Kurmali, Kurukh, Lambadi, Limbu, Lhomi, Magahi, Magar, Mahasu Pahari, Maithili, Maldivian, Malto, Mandeali, Marathi, Marwari, Mundari, Nancowry. Newar, Nepali, Nimadi, Onge, Pahari, Pali, Pangwali, Rajasthani, Rangpuri, Sadri, Sanskrit, Santali, Saraiki, Sirmauri, Sherpa, Shina, Sindhi, Sunwar, Sylheti, Tamang, Thakali, Thangmi, Wancho, Yakkha, Yolmo

Languages written with the Eastern Nagari (Bengali) alphabet

Atong, Bengali, Bishnupriya Manipuri, Bodo, Bhumij, Garo, Hajong, Kharia, Khasi, Kokborok, Kurmali, Malto, Manipuri, Mundari, Rangpuri, Sadri, Santali, Sylheti, Toto, Tanchangya

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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