Awadhi people

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Awadhi people
Total population
(55 million)
Regions with significant populations
Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand (India)
Terai (Nepal)
Languages
Awadhi dialect of Hindustani (Hindi-Urdu)
Religion
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Related ethnic groups
Indo-Aryan peoples · Biharis · Bhojpuris · Indo-Caribbeans · Indians in South Africa · Indo-Fijian · Indo-Mauritian · Bihari Mauritian

The Awadhi (or Avadhi) people are an Indo-Aryan ethno-linguistic group who speak the Awadhi dialect of Hindustani and reside in the Awadh region of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand, India and some adjoining regions of the Terai in Nepal,[1] and in addition 1.9 per cent of Nepalis are Awadhi-speakers.[2] Awadhi people can be found throughout the world, most notably in the Caribbean, Guyana, South Africa, Mauritius, and Fiji. Bollywood actor and superstar Amitabh Bachchan is Awadhi from his father's (Harivansh Rai Bachchan) side.

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