Haryanvi language

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Native toIndia
RegionHaryana and Delhi
EthnicityHaryanvi people
Language codes
ISO 639-3bgc
Haryanvi map.png
Distribution of Haryanvi speakers

Haryanvi (हरियाणवी hariyāṇvī or हरयाणवी harayāṇvī) is a Central Indo-Aryan language or dialect spoken in Haryana, India. It is also spoken in metropolitan cities like Delhi[1] and Kolkata[2] to a lesser extent. Haryanvi is considered to be a Western Hindi dialect, like Khariboli and Braj and it is written in Devanagari script.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

Bollywood films like Dangal,[4] Sultan, and Tanu Weds Manu: Returns have used the Haryanvi culture and language as the backdrop of their films.[5] These movies have received warm appreciation throughout India and abroad.[6][7] As a result, some non-native speakers have shown an interest in learning the Haryanvi language.[8][9]

Haryanvi has successfully made its presence count into Indian cinema,[10][11] TV[12] popular music albums[13][14][15] & academia.[16][17] With the influence of Haryana in the fields of sports, Bollywood, defence,[18][19][20] industrialisation[21][22] & politics[23][24][25] the Haryanvi language and culture[26] has also been promoted in significant proportion. Some notable speakers of Haryanvi include the Phogat sisters,[27][28] Vijender Singh,[29] Sushil Kumar,[30] Baba Ramdev,[31][32] Dushyant Chautala, Randeep Hooda,[33] Satish Kaushik.[34]

The character Virendra Pratap Singh of the show Molkki (2020-present), played by Amar Upadhyay speaks Haryanvi.[35]

In Pakistan[edit]

After Partition, millions of Haryanvi-speaking muslims migrated from Haryana & Delhi in India to Pakistan. In Pakistan, it is a "mother tongue" as used in homes and villages of Ranghar community. Millions of Rāngrri Speaking peoples lived in the number of thousands of Villages in Punjab, Pakistan, and hundreds of villages in Sindh and all over Pakistan. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, many Uttar Pradesh Ranghars also migrated to Sindh in Pakistan and mostly settling in Karachi.

these people have settled down mainly in the districts of Lahore, Sheikhupura, Bhakkar, Bahawalnagar, Rahim yar Khan District (specially in Khanpur tehsil), Okara, Layyah, Vehari, Sahiwal, Phullarwan District Sargodha and Multan of Punjab. In districts of Pakpattan, Okara, and Bahawalnagar which have the densest concentrations of Rāngrri Speakers, they consist mostly of small peasants, with many serving in the army, police and Civil Services. They maintain an overarching tribal council (panchayat in the Rānghari language), which deals with a number of issues, such as punishments for petty crime or co-operation over village projects.[36] Haryanvi Speakers are also found in Mirpur Khas and Nawabshah Districts of Sindh. Most Ranghar are now bilingual, speaking Urdu language as National. Punjabi, Saraiki and Sindhi as Regional, as well as still speaking Rāngrri language as "First Language" or "Mother Language" or "Village Language" or "Community language". A large number of Ranghars are also found in the capital city of Islamabad. They speak Urdu with Rāngrri accent. Muley Jats, in addition, the Odh community in Pakistan also speak Rānghari as their mother tongue.

Sample sentences[edit]

Haryanvi Transliteration Meaning
तू कित जावै सै? Tū kit javæ sæ? Where are you going?
तू के करै सै? Tū ke karæ sæ? What are you doing?
के नाम सै तेरा? Ke nām sæ terā? What is your name?
के खाया तन्नै? Ke khāyā tannæ? What did you eat?
के चाल रह्य सै? Ke chāl rhyā sæ? What's going on?
मन्नै कोनी / कोना बेरा। Mannæ konī/konā berā. I don't know.
के चक्कर सै? Ke chakkar sæ? What is your problem?
कित का सै तू? Kit kā sæ tū? Where are you from?
घरां कोन कोन सै? Gharān kaun kaun sæ? Who's at home?
तेरा घर कित सि सै? Terā ghar kit si sæ? Where is your home?
रोटी खा ली के? Roṭi khā lī ke? Did you have your roti?
के गयान सै / के ढ़ग सै? Ke Gyān sæ? / Ke ḍhang sæ? How are you?
मन्नै तेरे तै कही थी। Mannæ tere tæ kahī thī. I told you.
या म्हारी छौरी सै। Yā mhārī chhorī sæ. She's my daughter.
यो म्हारा छौरा सै। Yo mhāra chhorā sæ. He's my son.
तू कढ़ सी आवैगा? Tū kaḍh sī āvegā? When you will be coming?
तेरी बाट देखुं था। Terī bāṭ dekhun thā I was waiting for you.
तेरा ब्याह हो रह्य सै के? Tera byāh ho rhyā sæ ke? Are you married?
कुन सि जगाह कन्नि चाल्या तू? Kun si jagāh kanni chālyā tū? Which city you are going to?
उरेन नै आ। Uren næ ā. Come here.
हम्बै। hambæ Yes/no both with expression
‍कड़ै? / कित? Kaḍæ? / Kit? where.
चल चालां गे। Chal chālān ge. lets move
चुप रह। Chup raha. silent
घणा मत ना बोल्लै। Ghaṇā mat nā bollæ. don't speak too much
गबरु छोरा सै। Gābru chhorā sæ. He is a young man
किंघानै? Kinghānæ? Which direction is it?
गाडी न्यूहे चालेगी। Gadi Nyuhe Chaalegi. This vehicle will continued to be driven in this manner.
मिह बरसै सै। Mih barsæ sæ. It is raining

See also[edit]


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  32. "The universe is governed by laws of Vedas: Yog guru Baba Ramdev". The Times of India. 28 September 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
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