Definition of Bihari in English:

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Pronunciation: /bɪˈhɑːri/


1A native or inhabitant of Bihar.
Example sentences
  • True the Turks and Persians no longer inhabit Delhi, but for UPites, Biharis, Punjabis, Delhi still is asylum……
  • On a lighter note Biharis are champion guzzlers of Chyawanprash: they account for 28 per cent of the national consumption.
  • The encounter of two Biharis in an American university campus is presented without comment, without judgment or explanation.
2 [mass noun] A group of three closely related Indic languages (Bhojpuri, Maithili, and Magahi) spoken principally in Bihar.
Example sentences
  • I don't expect Microsoft to localize Outlook for Bihari, Tonga or Swahili anytime soon, but Google is well on its way toward supporting these languages on its main platform.
  • I look down on a row of small eateries and pan, bidi, cigarette shops where the sellers and buyers speak Bihari Hindi, not Calcutta’s native Bengali.
  • This girl has not only managed to speak good Bihari Hindi she also recited a shloka in Hindi with proper intonation and pronunciation.


Relating to Bihar, its peoples, or their languages.
Example sentences
  • The Katha Executive director, Geeta Dharmarajan, said Tamasha Roadshow was especially concentrating on Rajasthani and Bihari children with the main aim of improving their lives.
  • And I know that in Dhaka almost 40% of the barbers are from Bihari camps.
  • Also has the distinction of making more of a mess of Bihari politics than previously considered possible.


From Hindi Bihārī.

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