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Angika
अङ्गिका, अंगिका
Spoken in: India, Nepal, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Malaysia 
Region: Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Surat
Total speakers: 740,892 (of whom approx. 725,000 in India, 15,892 in Nepal) (SIL)
50 million (30 million in India) (Indian survey)
Language family: Indo-European
 Indo-Iranian
  Indo-Aryan
   Eastern Group
    Bihari
     Angika
Language codes
ISO 639-1: bh (Bihari
ISO 639-2: anp
ISO 639-3: anp
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Angika (Dev. अङ्गिका or अंगिका) is a language of the Anga region of India, a 58,000 km² area that falls within the states of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. Angika is spoken by more than 30 million of the Indian population, and around 50 million worldwide. Angika is also spoken in Mumbai, Delhi, Calcutta, Durgapur, Punjab, Vadodara, Surat, Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bokaro and other parts of the country. Angika is also spoken in Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and other Southeast Asian countries. Besides this, a sizeable Angika speaking population exists in countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom. , Bihar (Hindi: बिहार, Urdu: بہار, IPA: ,  ) is a state of the Indian union situated in the eastern part of the country. ... , Jharkhand   (Hindi: झारखंड, Bengali: ঝাড়খণ্ড,IPA: ) is a state in eastern India. ... , West Bengal (Bengali: পশ্চিমবঙ্গ Poshchimbôŋgo) is a state in eastern India. ... , Delhi (Hindi: , Punjabi: , Urdu: ) sometimes referred to as Dilli, is the second-largest metropolis in India after Mumbai with a population of 13 million. ... , “Bombay” redirects here. ... This article is on Calcutta/Kolkata, the city. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... SIL International is a worldwide non-profit evangelical Christian organization whose main purpose is to study, develop and document lesser-known languages in order to expand linguistic knowledge, promote literacy and aid minority language development. ... Current distribution of Human Language Families A language family is a group of related languages said to have descended from a common proto-language. ... The Indo-European languages comprise a family of several hundred related languages and dialects [1], including most of the major languages of Europe, as well as many spoken in the Indian subcontinent (South Asia), the Iranian plateau (Southwest Asia), and Central Asia. ... The Indo-Iranian language group constitutes the easternmost extant branch of the Indo-European family of languages. ... The Indo-Aryan languages form a subgroup of the Indo-Iranian languages, which belong to the Indo-European family of languages. ... The Eastern Indo-Aryan languages include some 210 (SIL estimate) languages and dialects spoken by about many people in Asia; this language family is a part of the Indo-Aryan language family. ... Bihari is a name given to a group of Indo-Aryan languages spoken in Bihar and neighboring states in India. ... ISO 639-1 is the first part of the ISO 639 international-standard language-code family. ... Bihari is a name given to a group of Indo-Aryan languages spoken in the Bihar region of India. ... ISO 639-2 is the second part of the ISO 639 standard, which lists codes for the representation of the names of languages. ... ISO 639-3 is an international standard for language codes. ... Image File history File links Example. ... The Brahmic family is a family of abugidas (writing systems) used in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Tibet, Mongolia, Manchuria. ... Earliest reference to Angas occurs in Atharava Veda (V.22. ... , Bihar (Hindi: बिहार, Urdu: بہار, IPA: ,  ) is a state of the Indian union situated in the eastern part of the country. ... , Jharkhand   (Hindi: झारखंड, Bengali: ঝাড়খণ্ড,IPA: ) is a state in eastern India. ... , West Bengal (Bengali: পশ্চিমবঙ্গ Poshchimbôŋgo) is a state in eastern India. ... , “Bombay” redirects here. ... , Delhi (Hindi: , Punjabi: , Urdu: ) sometimes referred to as Dilli, is the second-largest metropolis in India after Mumbai with a population of 13 million. ... This article is on Calcutta/Kolkata, the city. ... , See Durgapur, Chandrapur for town of same name in Maharashtra Durgapur (Bengali: দুর্গাপুর) is an industrial metropolis in the state of West Bengal, India, located about 160 km from Kolkata. ... This article details the Indian state of Punjab. ... , Vadodara (Gujarati: વડોદરા,Marathi:बडोदा)  ), also known as Baroda, is the third most-populated town in the Indian state of Gujarat after Ahmedabad and Surat. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... , Paá¹­nā   (Hindi: पटना) is the capital of the Indian state of Bihar, and one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world. ... , For the ship, see SS Ranchi. ... , Jamsehdpur   (जमशेदपूर in Devanagari) is a city located in the state of Jharkand in India, founded by the late Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata as Sakchi. ... Bokaro is one of the twenty-two districts of Jharkhand state, India. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ...


Angika is closely related to Bengali, Oriya, and Assamese. It is grouped in with the Bihari languages (including Bhojpuri, Magahi, Maithili and Vajjika). Angika is highly intelligible with other Bihari languages. Bengali or Bangla (IPA: ) is an Indo-Aryan language of the eastern Indian subcontinent, evolved from the Magadhi Prakrit, Pāli and Sanskrit languages. ... This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Assamese ( ) (IPA: ) is a language spoken in the state of Assam in northeast India. ... Bihari is a name given to a group of Indo-Aryan languages spoken in Bihar and neighboring states in India. ...


It may be correlated with the Cham Language of Combodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and China. As Cham is the language of the Cham people of Southeast Asia, and formerly the language of Champa in central Vietnam. Champa is one of the oldest colonies of Southeast Asia which had been established by the inhabitants of Anga Mahajanapada of Ancient India around 2000 years ago. Cham is the language of the Cham people of Southeast Asia. ... Cham is the language of the Cham people of Southeast Asia. ... South East Asia circa 1100 C.E. Champa territory in green. ...


The first poet of Hindi literature, Saraha, was also the first poet of the Angika language and literature. Saraha belongs to the 8th century, and is the first poet whose poetry is available in written form. Hindi literature (Hindi: हिंदी साहित्य) Hindi poetry is divided into four prominent forms or styles, being Bhakti (devotional - Kabir, Raskhan); Shringar (beauty - Keshav, Bihari); Veer-Gatha (extolling brave warriors); and Adhunik (modern). ... Saraha (or Sarahapa or Sarahapad) Originally known as Rahulbhadra, he is considered to be the first poet of Hindi by Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan. ... (7th century — 8th century — 9th century — other centuries) Events The Iberian peninsula is taken by Arab and Berber Muslims, thus ending the Visigothic rule, and starting almost 8 centuries of Muslim presence there. ...


There exists an independent web portal for the Angika language, angika.com.There is also a search engine in the Angika language, Google Angika. Google search is the worlds most popular search engine. ... Google Angika is a Search Engine in Angika Language. ...


Angika was called as Chikka-Chiki by George GA Grierson in one of the Linugistic Survey of India.


Angika is written in the Anga Lipi, Kaithi and Devanagari scripts. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Rigveda manuscript in Devanagari (early 19th century) Devanāgarī (देवनागरी — in English pronounced ) (ISCII – IS13194:1991) [1] is an abugida alphabet used to write several Indian languages, including Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, Kashmiri, Sindhi, Bihari, Bhili, Konkani, Bhojpuri and Nepali from Nepal. ...


Various alternate names for the language are used:

  • Anga,
  • Aangi,
  • Angikar,
  • Chhika-Chhiki,
  • Bhagalpuri,
  • Apbhramsa,
  • Bihari.

Dialects of Angika iclude:

  • Deshi,
  • Dakhnaha,
  • Mungeria,
  • Devgharia,
  • Gidhhoria,
  • Dharampuria.

Contents

Demography

Southern Bihar
Bhagalpur District, Munger District, Banka District, Lakhisarai District, Jamui District and Sheikhpura District.
Northern Bihar
Katihar District, Purnia District, Khagaria District, Begusarai District, Saharsa District, Madhepura District, Araria District, Kishanganj District and Supaul District.
Jharkhand
Sahebganj District, Godda District, Dumka District, Deoghar District, Pakur District and Giridih District.
West Bengal
Malda District.
Nepal
Angika is also spoken in Tarai region of Nepal.
Other South-East Asian countries
Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and others: all well established.
Elsewhere
A large number of Angika speakers have migrated to the Persian Gulf, the United Kingdom , the United States and other countries. Also a substantial portion of the Angika-speaking population has settled elsewhere in India, mainly in Mumbai, Delhi, Calcutta, Baroda, Surat, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Jamshedpur and Bokaro.

Bhagalpur District is one of the thirty-seven districts of Bihar state, India, and Bhagalpur town is the administrative headquarters of this district. ... Munger district is one of the thirty-seven districts of Bihar state, India, and Munger town is the administrative headquarters of this district. ... Banka district is one of the districts of Bihar state, India, and Banka town is the administrative headquarters of this district. ... Lakhisarai District is one of the thirty-seven districts of Bihar state, India, and Lakhisarai town is the administrative headquarters of this district. ... Jamui district is one of the thirty-seven districts of Bihar state, India, and Jamui town is the administrative headquarters of this district. ... Sheikhpura district is one of the thirty-seven districts of Bihar state, India, and Sheikhpura town is the administrative headquarters of this district. ... Katihar district is one of the thirty-seven districts of Bihar state, India, and Katihar town is the administrative headquarters of this district. ... PLEASE DONT MAKE CHANGES... ITS SITES DETAIL IT IS COPYRIGHT ACT YOUR IP ADDRESS IS GOING NOTED... DONT DO ANY CHANGES... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Khagaria District is one of the thirty-seven districts of Bihar state, India, and Khagaria town is the administrative headquarters of this district. ... Begusarai district is one of the thirty-seven districts of Bihar state, India, and Begusarai town is the administrative headquarters of this district. ... Saharsa district is one of the thirty-seven districts of Bihar state, India, and Saharsa town is the administrative headquarters of this district. ... Madhepura district is one of the thirty-seven districts of Bihar state, India, and Madhepura town is the administrative headquarters of this district. ... Araria district is one of the districts of Bihar state, India, and Araria town is the administrative headquarters of this district. ... Kishanganj district is one of the thirty-seven districts of Bihar state, India, and Kishanganj town is the administrative headquarters of this district. ... Supaul district is one of the thirty-seven districts of Bihar state, India, and Supaul town is the administrative headquarters of this district. ... Sahebganj district is one of the twenty-two districts of Jharkhand state, India, and Sahebganj is the administrative headquarters of this district. ... Godda is one of the districts of Jharkhand state, India. ... Dumka district is one of the twenty-two districts of Jharkhand state, India, and Dumka is the administrative headquarters of this district. ... Deoghar district is one of the twenty-two districts of Jharkhand state, India, and Deoghar town is the administrative headquarters of this district. ... Pakur district is one of the twenty-two districts of Jharkhand state, India, and Pakur is the administrative headquarters of this district. ... Giridih district is one of the twenty-two districts of Jharkhand state, India, and Giridih is the administrative headquarters of this district. ... Malda (Bengali: মালদা) is a district of the Indian state of West Bengal. ... The Terai, or Tarai (i. ... Map of the Persian Gulf. ... , “Bombay” redirects here. ... , Delhi (Hindi: , Punjabi: , Urdu: ) sometimes referred to as Dilli, is the second-largest metropolis in India after Mumbai with a population of 13 million. ... This article is on Calcutta/Kolkata, the city. ... Vadodara, also known as Baroda, is the third-most populated town in Gujarat after Ahmedabad and Surat (the three towns with a population of over 1 million in Gujarat). ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... , Chandigarh   (Punjabi: , Hindi: , pronunciation: ) also called The City Beautiful , is a city in India that serves as the capital of two states: Punjab and Haryana. ... , Ludhiana (Punjabi: , Hindi: ) is a city and a municipal corporation in Ludhiana district in the Indian state of Punjab. ... , Jamsehdpur   (जमशेदपूर in Devanagari) is a city located in the state of Jharkand in India, founded by the late Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata as Sakchi. ... Bokaro is one of the twenty-two districts of Jharkhand state, India. ...

Angika Cinema

The first Angika language film is ready for release. The name of this film is "Khagaria Vali Bhouji". Mr. Kunal Baikunth Singh is the Producer, Director and Hero of this Film. Heroine is Miss Neetu Singh. A Cassette of this Angika film has been already released months back. The film is scheduled to be released on 27th April,2007.


Angika Literature

Saraha is the first poet of Angika language whose poetries are available in written form.These poems were written by him in 800 A.D. The Sarah's famous "Doha Kosha" is written in Angika Language. He has written 36 books in Angika. Sarah is also considered as the first poet of Hindi language whose poetry is available in written forms. Mr. Suman Soorow, Dr. Permanand Pandey, Dr. Amrendra, Dr. Naresh Pandey Chakore, Mr. Kundan Amitabh, Dr. Abhaykant Choudhary, Mr. Chandraprakash Jagpriya are among prominent scholars of Angika Language who have contributed lots in Angika Literature. Hundreds of standard literary books are available in angika language.


Angika Search Engine

A Search Engine, GOOGLE-Angika is available to facilitate the search results in Angika language.


External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Angika | English | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon (119 words)
Angika is a language of the Ang or Anga region of India, a 58,000 km² area of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal states.
Angika is also spoken in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Durgapur, Punjab, Vadodara, Surat, Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bokaro and other parts of the country.
Besides this, a sizeable Angika speaking population exists in countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom.
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