Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A native or inhabitant of Bihar.
  • n. The Indic language of the Bihari.

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  • proper n. A group of Indo-Aryan languages spoken in Bihar and the surrounding states in India.

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  • n. the Indic language spoken in Bihar (and by some people in Pakistan and Bangladesh)

Etymologies

From Hindi बिहारी (Bihārī). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Long Queues of Bihari migrants could be easily seen on different PCOs, as bihari migrants were making contacts to their relatives and family members residing in their native state of Bihar.

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  • All of us are celebrating his victory and indeed, we are proud that a Bihari is the Prime

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  • Our Bollywood actress Neetu Chandra is proud of hailing from Bihar state of India though she doesn't like to be called Bihari by Mumbaiites.

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  • But in the eyes of the rest of India, "Bihari" had come to mean a labourer, a person doing menial jobs.

    The Times of India

  • The academic success, however, did not do much to rid the word "Bihari" of the scorn it had gathered.

    The Times of India

  • Heading a JD (U) - BJP coalition government that has completed over four years and credited with providing a semblance of governance after 15 years of RJD rule under Lalu Prasad and his wife Rabri Devi, he claims that he has turned around Bihar and that now it was a matter of pride to call oneself a 'Bihari'.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • People use the word "Bihari" (literally, residents of Bihar) as if it is a caste group.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • A day after MNS Chief Raj Thackeray received death threats from a 'Bihari' organisation, the Maharashtra Government has provided him with 'Y' security cover.

    Hindustan Times News Feeds 'Views'

  • Similarly at the other end of the country in Assam, some militants rounded up Bihari labourers and shot them dead, because they felt that their local ethnicity was threatened by an infusion of these "foriegners".

    Economic Education, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Associated Press FAVORITE SON: Rajat Gupta, left, received a lifetime achievement award from then-Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, right, in 2003.

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