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n. pl. Bihari or Bi·ha·ris
1. A native or inhabitant of Bihar.
2. The Indic language of the Bihari.
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npl Bihari or Biharis
1. (Peoples) a member of an Indian people living chiefly in Bihar but also in other parts of NW India and Bangladesh
2. (Languages) the language of this people, comprising a number of highly differentiated dialects, belonging to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family
3. (Placename) of or relating to this people, their language, or Bihar
4. (Languages) of or relating to this people, their language, or Bihar
5. (Peoples) of or relating to this people, their language, or Bihar
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(bɪˈhɑr i)

n., pl. -ris.
1. a native or inhabitant of Bihar.
2. an Indo-Aryan language of Bihar.
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Noun1.Bihari - the Indic language spoken in Bihar (and by some people in Pakistan and Bangladesh)
Sanskrit, Sanskritic language - (Hinduism) an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism); an official language of India although it is now used only for religious purposes
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