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EASTERN HINDI

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 478 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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EASTERN HINDI, one of the " intermediate" Indo-Aryan languages (see HINDOSTANI). It is spoken in Oudh, Baghelkhand and Chhattisgarh by over 22,000,000 people. It is derived from the Apabhrarilsa form of Ardhamagadhi Prakrit (see PRAKRIT), and possesses a large and important literature. Its most famous writer was Tulsi Dais, the poet and reformer, who 'died early in the 17th century, and since his time it has been the North-Indian language employed for epic poetry.
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