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I created first Awadhi scientoon on June 10, 2016.

Awadhi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken primarily in the Awadh region of Uttar Pradesh. Spoken by more than 3.5 crore people, Awadhi is ranked 29th out of the most-spoken languages in the world.Its dialects are Fiji Hindi, Tharuhat, Dehati, Gangapari, Uttari,Pardesi, Pratapgarhi, Mirzapuri.

Awadhi is overwhelmingly written in the Devanagari script.

Awadhi has featured prominently in Indian popular culture and is widely regarded as of the most important literary languages of central India alongside BrajBhasha. Furthermore, a seemingly coarse and contemporary variant of Awadhi, known as Dehati, has been made famous by its inclusion in Bollywood cinema.
Bollywood star Amitabh Bachhan has a noted propensity for switching to Awadhi in his many movies and songs like "HoliKhereRaghuviraAwadh Ma" from Baghban and "EkRaheEerEkRahe Beer" from Bhootnath. Recently in the serial Yudh which aired on Sony Entertainment Television (India), Bachchan spoke parts of his dialogue in Awadhi which were received with critical acclaim. According to theHindustan Times: "We simply loved Amitabh Bachchan speaking Awadhi on TV! Only an actor of his caliber could transform himself from a high-class English speaking businessman to rattle off the dialogues in Awadhi, his mother tongue. He has done it in the past for a few Bollywood and regional films, but not as regularly as one would have liked him, to show off grasp over the language. It was great to see him speak in fluent Awadhi in Wednesday's episode.


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