Awadhi is a language spoken in central and eastern Uttar Pradesh, India. It is also spoken in the northern parts of Bihar and Jharkhand. Awadhi is one of the Central Zone languages in the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. It is closely related to Hindi and has been greatly influenced by Hindi in recent years.
Awadhi is spoken by about 20 million people in India. It is one of the official languages of Uttar Pradesh and is also recognized as a regional language in Bihar. Awadhi is also spoken in some parts of Nepal.
The Awadhi language is thought to have originated in the city of Ayodhya. The name Awadhi is derived from the city's name. Awadhi is closely related to Hindi and has been greatly influenced by Hindi in recent years.
The Awadhi language is written in the Devanagari script. It is also written in the Perso-Arabic script in some parts of India.
Awadhi has a rich literary tradition. It is the language of the epic poem Ramcharitmanas, which is based on the Hindu epic Ramayana. Awadhi is also the language of the popular folk song Birha.