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Native to India
Region Haryana, Delhi in India.
Native speakers
13 million (1992)[1]
Census results conflate some speakers with Hindi.[2]
Devanagari script
Official status
Official language in
No official status
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bgc
Glottolog hary1238[3]

Haryanvi (Devanagari: हरियाणवी hariyāṇvī or हरयाणवी harayāṇvī) is an Indo-Aryan language. It is native to the regions of Haryana and Delhi of India. It is written using the Devanagiri script. It is also considered to be the northernmost dialect of Hindi. It is similar to Braj Bhasha[4] and has a ≈60% lexical similarity with Bagri.[5] It is most widely spoken in the North Indian state of Haryana. The term Haryanvi is also used for people from Haryana.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Haryanvi at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Haryanvi". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=bgc
  5. ^ 56-70% lexical similarity with Haryanvi, http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=bgq

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The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:49:49 -0700

“I am learning wrestling and Haryanvi language for the film ('Dangal') and this preparation will continue for some months. Then we will start shooting for the film,” Aamir told reporters here on Wednesday at the DVD launch of his film “PK”. Aamir has ...

Business of Cinema

Business of Cinema
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 02:00:00 -0700

Aamir Khan has gone into a big transformation for Dangal as he has gained 90 kg weight for the film and is also learning Haryanvi language and this is why he is called Mr Perfectionist of Bollywood. On the other hand even Salman Khan has geared up for ...

Business of Cinema

Business of Cinema
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 05:56:19 -0700

From learning Haryanvi language to gaining weight, the 'PK' actor is all set with the shooting of the film. Aamir Khan, who will play the role of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, has put on lot of weight for this role and is currently facing a lot of ...
Daily Bhaskar (press release) (blog)
Fri, 01 May 2015 23:11:15 -0700

Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan is leaving no stone unturned for his upcoming film Dangal. The film is based on the real life story of wrestler Mahavir Singh and his famous daughter Geeta and Babita Phogat and the relationship between them. The actor has ...


Thu, 23 Jul 2015 07:56:37 -0700

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said the state government would formulate a policy for promotion of Haryanvi language films and also announced that award-winning 'Pagdi-The Honour' will be made tax-free. 'Pagdi' is the ...

The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 00:39:09 -0800

In fact Akshay has been training to learn Haryanvi language/diction by a local Haryanvi tutor and has been watching few famous Haryanvi movies to get the accent and nuances correct. If that wasn't enough, the actor even breaks into Haryanvi at times ...
AOL News
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 00:30:00 -0700

When Sadhuram Berwal's wife, Anita, arrived in Sorkhi at age 28, she spoke her native Malayalam language, just a smattering of Hindi and not a word of the local Haryanvi language. Her 35-year-old truck driver husband was regularly away for half the ...

Business of Cinema

Business of Cinema
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:11:15 -0700

The actress is riding so high on success that even Hollywood pop sensation, Lady Gaga couldn't stop to groove on her famous song 'Ghani Bawri' from Tanu Weds Manu Returns, which is in Haryanvi language. Yes you heard it right, 'Lady Gaga hogayi ...

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