Bihari

noun
Bi·​ha·​ri | \ bi-ˈhär-ē How to pronounce Bihari (audio) \

Definition of Bihari

1a : a native or inhabitant of Bihar
b : a Muslim born in Bihar who emigrated after the partition of India in 1947 also : a descendant of such a person
2 : a group of Indo-Aryan languages (such as Bhojpuri) spoken in Bihar, India, and adjacent areas

First Known Use of Bihari

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Bihari.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bihari. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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