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Jharkhand govt to accord Bhojpuri, Maithili and Magahi status of second language

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PATNA: The state government in Jharkhand is considering to accord Bhojpuri, Maithili and Magahi the status of second language in the state.

“The government is considering to give the status of second language to these three languages,” Jharkhand minister for labour employment and training Raj Paliwar announced on Thursday.

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The minister made this announcement while addressing the 13th International Maithili Conference in Deoghar.

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Bhojpuri is widely spoken in Jharkhand, and according to a report, 40 percent people in the state speak Bhojpuri.

Similarly, 20 percent people in the state is said to be speaking Maithili while Magahi is also spoken in certain pockets of the state.

All these three languages are spoken in large parts of Bihar which was bifurcated in 2000 to create Jharkhand.

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