Biharis

Biharis

About Biharis

The Biharis are an Indo-Aryan ethnic group originating from the present state of Bihar with a history going back three millennia. Biharis speak Bihari languages such as Magahi, Bajjika, Bhojpuri, Maithili, amongst other local dialects, as well as Hindi or Urdu. Besides the state of Bihar, Biharis can be found throughout North India, West Bengal, Assam, Maharashtra and also in the neighbouring countries of Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. A large number of Biharis traveled to various parts of the world in the 19th century to serve as indentured labour on sugarcane and rubber plantations in Guyana, Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago, Fiji, Mauritius and Natal-South Africa. During the partition of India in 1947, many Biharis of the Islamic faith migrated to East...'

Contributions by Manoj nav, Anupam, and Saimdusan.