Khaṛī-bolī

Khariboli (Urdu: کھڑی بولی, Devanagari: खड़ी बोली khaṛī bolī; lit. 'standing dialect'), also Khari Boli, Khadiboli, Khadi Boli or simply Khari, is a Western Hindi dialect spoken mainly in the rural surroundings of Delhi, the northern areas of Western Uttar Pradesh and the southern areas of Uttarakhand in India. Khariboli is widely accepted to be the main dialectical precursor of the Hindi-Urdu prestige dialect, of which Standard Hindi and Urdu are official standard registers and literary styles. Standard Hindi and Urdu are the principal official languages of India and Pakistan respectively.

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