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Bhili language


Bhili Language Speaking Areas in India

Bhili is a Western Indo-Aryan language spoken in west-central India, in the region east of Ahmedabad. Other names for the language include Bhagoria and Bhilboli; several varieties are called Garasia. Bhili is a member of the Bhil language family, which is related to Gujarati and the Rajasthani language. The language is written using a variation of the Devanagari script.

Nahali (Kalto) and Khandeshi are the major dialects of Bhili language. The term Bhili is of Dravidian origin "Vil" which means bow, refers to the Bow people.

Further reading

  • Bodhankar, Anantrao. Bhillori (Bhilli) – English Dictionary. Pune: Tribal Research & Training Institute, 2002.]
  • Jungblut, L. A Short Bhili Grammar of Jhabua State and Adjoining Territories. S.l:
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