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Biharis

 

the main inhabitants of the state of Bihar in India. Population, approximately 37 million (census of 1967). The Biharis speak three dialects: Maithili (in the north and east of Bihar), Magahi (in the center), and Bhoypuri (in the west). Of the three, only Maithili has a written literature. The majority (90 percent) of Biharis are Hindus; the rest are mainly Muslims. Their basic occupation is agriculture (the main crop is rice); part of Bihar is occupied by industry.

REFERENCES

Narody Iuzhnoi Azii. Moscow, 1963.
Diwakar, R. R. Bihar Through the Ages. Bombay, [1959].
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