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Native to India and Nepal
Region Bihar and Jharkhand states of India and Terai region of Nepal[1]
Native speakers
743,600 (1996)[2]
Official status
Official language in
 India (Jharkhand[4])
Language codes
ISO 639-2 anp
ISO 639-3 anp
Glottolog angi1238[5]

Angika (अंगिका) or Chhika-Chhiki is spoken primarily in the Bihar and Jharkhand states of India and the Terai region of Nepal.[1]It belongs to the Eastern Indo-Aryan language family. It is closely related to languages such as Bengali, Assamese, Oriya, Maithili and Magahi. It was classified as a dialect of Maithili by George A. Grierson in the Linguistic Survey of India.[3]

Angika is not listed in the 8th schedule of the constitution of India. Nevertheless, Angika language movements have advocated its inclusion, and a submitted request is currently pending with the Government.[6] Angika is written in the Devanagari script; although the Anga Lipi and Kaithi scripts were used historically.[citation needed] Angika shows a regular contrast for animates.[7]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Angika". 
  2. ^ Angika at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. ^ a b "The Record News". 
  4. ^ "Article". 
  5. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Angika". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  6. ^ "Languages in the Eighth Schedule". Ministry of Home Affairs. 2004-12-22. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  7. ^ The Indo-Aryan Languages - Colin P. Masica - Google Books. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
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