English to Maithili & Maithili to English Dictionary
Maithili Dictionary is a bilingual dictionary that translates words from English to Maithili or Maithili to English. It is a part of Language Networking, a social and educational initiative by KHANDBAHALE.COM, and is free and open to all for non-commercial use. It is recognised as an accurate and authentic language resource by scholars and experts and can also be downloaded as software and apps for multiple devices for online and offline use.
About the Maithili Language
Maithili मैथिली, মৈথিলী, Maithilī) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in South-eastern Nepal and North Bihar of India by 46 million people as of 2000, of which 3 million were in Nepal. It is written with the Devanagari script, but used its own Mithilakshar script in the past. has a rich literary tradition dating back to the 12th century, with the first known work being the Maithili version of the Ramayana. The language has also produced many poets, including Vidyapati, who is considered to be one of the greatest poets in the language. Despite its rich history, Maithili has not been recognised as an official language in either India or Nepal, which has led to a decline in its use and status. This is partly due to the lack of government support for the language and the fact that it is not taught in schools. However, in recent years, there has been a growing movement to preserve and promote the Maithili language. This includes the creation of Maithili-language schools and the establishment of the Maithili Academy, which works to promote the language and its literature. There is also a growing number of Maithili-language publications, including newspapers and magazines, which help to keep the language alive. Additionally, the use of technology, such as the internet and social media, has also helped to promote the language. Despite the challenges facing the Maithili language, it is clear that there is a strong desire to preserve and promote it among its speakers. With continued efforts to support the language and its culture, it is possible that Maithili will be able to regain its status and continue to thrive in the years to come. Maithili is an important language spoken in India and Nepal with a rich literary tradition and history. Despite facing challenges, there is a growing movement to preserve and promote the language, and with continued efforts, it is possible for the language to regain its status and continue to thrive.
Spoken In : India and Nepal. Jharkhand, Northern Bihar, Terai Region of Nepal
Native Speakers: 35 million (2001)
Language family: Indo-European > Indo-Iranian > Indo-Aryan > Eastern > Maithili
Writing system: Devanagari, Mithilakshar
Official language in: 8th schedule of Constitution of India, Bihar
Language codes: mai (ISO 639-2, ISO 639-3)
In 2003, Maithili was included in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution, which allows the language to be used in education, government, and other official contexts. It is the second most spoken language of Nepal (at around 12%).