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List of Different Hindi Language Dialects (+Map)

Within any language or language group there may be significant changes in speech, vocabulary, and pronunciation. The term used to describe these changes is called a dialect. Some words or phrases that exist in one dialect may exist or be absent from different dialect. The most common dialect in the Hindi language is the Khariboli Dialect. Khariboli is recognized as the standard Hindi dialects.

Hindi Dialects Map

  • Khariboli Hindi – Which is spoken in Western Uttar Pradesh. Considered to be the Official Dialect of Hindi.
  • Bambaiya Hindi – A slang form of Hindi-Urdu which is spoken primarily in Bombay (Mumbai).
  • Brajbhasa Hindi – spoken in the region of Braj.
  • Kanauji Hindi –
  • Bundeli Hindi –
  • Bagheli Hindi –
  • Chhattisgarhi Hindi –
  • Hariyanvi Hindi –
  • Bhaya Hindi –
  • Chamari Hindi –
  • Ghera Gowli Hindi –

Different Hindi dialects of the Hindi language are spoken in many different nations and regions around the world, most commonly throughout Southern Asia. However, the differences in regional dialects may not make one Hindi speaker nearly incomprehensible to another. In most cases, the different Hindi dialects don’t have a specific written form of the language, but there’s usually a certain amount of literature that accompanies each Hindi dialects.

Interested in further study into Hindi or confused on where to start? I recommend reading our Hindi Beginners Guide

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4 thoughts on “List of Different Hindi Language Dialects (+Map)”

  1. Madam,your are insulting Punjabi and Bengali languages in your map!these are not dialects if Hindi language.you should change map with new caption as related languages and dialects of hindi

  2. You map is inaccurate. The majority of the items on your list are actually entirely different languages, not dialects of Hindi. Please do not spread misinformation, especially on an “importance of language” website.

  3. The dialects mentioned above in the map are not part of Hindi rather different languages. This is incorrect info on the Hindi language.

  4. I tend to disagree with the rest of these comments to a certain degree. The difference between a “language” and a “dialect” is somewhat hard to pin down. Admittedly, languages like Sindhi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, and Assamese have a very distinct identity and cohesive literary traditions associated with them, but also, they are syntactically often “close-enough” to be grouped under an umbrella variety of “Hindustani”. However, I also have a certain sympathy toward these comments, because these distinctions have been reinforced over a period of time that there is little mutual intelligibility left between these variants (and I have my reasons to doubt that it ever existed). I am reminded of Max Weinrich’s quote: “A language is a dialect with an army and navy”. And in that respect, one cannot ignore the linguistic imperialism of Modern Standard Hindi that the speakers of such other languages have been subject to–perhaps it is right to preface such a graph with this kind of historical background. For context, I can speak Hindi/Urdu (which I consider the same language, really), Bengali, and Punjabi (the latter two, I have always personally thought to be distinct from the first).


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