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Brajavali dialect

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Brajavali (Assamese: ব্ৰজাৱলী Brôzawôli) was a literary language used by Sankardev (1449–1568) for some of his compositions (Borgeets and Ankia Naats) in the context of his Vaishnavite religion, Ekasarana Dharma, in Assam. Though similar languages were used in the Vaishnavite contexts in Odisa and Bengal too, the one used in Assam was different, as it was based on Maithili (and not Brajbhasa), to which Assamese and a sprinkling of Western Hindi was added. In general, the vocables and idiomatic expressions of Brajavali were local (Assamese), while the inflectional forms were Maithili, easily understood by the people of Assam but which carried the flavor of Brajbhasa, the language of choice of the Bhakti poets.

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Brajavali dialect Wikipedia


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