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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.


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


(bɪˈhɑr i)

n., pl. -ris.
1. a native or inhabitant of Bihar.
2. an Indo-Aryan language of Bihar.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The UP-Bihar divide has got a tragic background, with a lot of Biharis being double migrants: after migrating as children in 1947 from Bihar to East Pakistan, they had to migrate again, this time as adults who had started families, from there to Pakistan, mostly Karachi, in 1971.
Official figures at the time suggested that the small town, located in Bogra district of the Rajshahi Division of erstwhile East Pakistan and present day Bangladesh, was home to around 15,000 non-Bengalis - known as Biharis.
The commission also made a pointed reference to killings of West Pakistanis, members of Pakistan's security personnel and Biharis that were butchered by Mukti Bahini guerillas.
Ironically, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and later his daughter Hasina, the current Prime Minister of Bangladesh, remained unmoved by the misery of Biharis rotting in camps.
To another question by Pakistan Muslim League-Functional legislator Nand Kumar that illegal aliens Bengalis, Biharis and Burmese and 'terrorists' resided in Machhar Colony and what action was taken against them, Mr Baloch said that a lot of people living in that area possessed computerised national identity cards, passports and other citizenship documents.
Choubey's alleged remark about Biharis "crowding" AIIMS at Delhi even for minor ailments had drawn criticism from opposition parties.
He stressed the role of Biharis in accomplishing the three 'B' objectives of Bihar Foundation Bonding, Branding and Business.
Orangi, the largest slum town in Asia, has housed people of different ethnicities but the Biharis who migrated from East Pakistan are in vast majority.
In view of a considerable number of Biharis and Jharkhandis working in Qatar, IABJ was founded by Shakil Ahmed Kakvi, Mirza Hamid Ali, Aslam Parvez, Zafar Khan and many others at CCC Camp, Messaieed in May 2000.
I was informed about a fight between Biharis and Punjabis, so I went to the labour camp with some of my colleagues," he said in his statement to the Public Prosecution.
There is a wider canvas like Biharis, people from the North- east also are the butt of many jokes.
On 26 March 1971, my gunboat entered Daulatpur Canal in District Khulna to help screaming Biharis (labour force of Amin Jute Mills) who were lined up on the bank of the canal in rows and Hindus in 'Langots', shaved heads and unmistaken long mane of hair, just ripped opened the stomachs of men and women, and pushed them into the river.