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|Native to||India, Nepal, Fiji (as Fiji Hindi)|
|Region||India: Awadh and Lower Doab regions of Uttar Pradesh, as well as Madhya Pradesh and Delhi Nepal: Lumbini Zone, Kapilbastu District; Bheri Zone, Banke District, Bardiya District and most part of the Uttar Pradesh|
|Native speakers||38 million (2001)|
|Writing system||Devanagari, Kaithi|
|Official language in||No official status|
Awadhi is an Indo-Aryan language. This language was spoken in a wide area including Lucknow and Ayoudhya (Awadh) earlier. Goswami Tulasidas wrote Ramcharitmanas, Geetavali, Kavitavali, and all his Shri Ram poems in this language.
Hindi is a much newer language mostly based on Awadhi and Braj.