All Major Indo-Aryan Languages (with a map)

Can you name all the Indo-Aryan languages and dialects on the map below? Dialects with under 1 million speakers, and unique languages with under 100 thousand speakers are not included.
All L1 speaker data taken from each language's Wikipedia page, some figures may be old
I had to make some decisions on my own, when the information I found conflicted itself
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Last updated: March 11, 2021
First submittedFebruary 23, 2021
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Central Zone
 
L1
Language
 

250 m
Hindustani
 
>
Chhattisgarhi
18 m
>
Haryanvi
8.0 m
>
Bundeli
5.6 m
>
Awadhi
4.3 m
>
Bagheli
2.6 m
>
Braj Bhasha
1.6 m
 
 
 
 
 
Eastern Zone
 
L1
Language
 
250 m
Hindi
 
>
Bhojpuri
51 m
>
Magahi
20 m
230 m
Bengali
 
>
Rangpuri
15 m
>
Chittagonian
13 m
>
Sylheti
10 m
35 m
Odia
 
33 m
Maithili
 
14 m
Assamese
 
1.9 m
Tharu
 
766 k
Halbi
 
 
 
 
 
 
Southern Zone
 
L1
Language
 
83 m
Marathi
 
17 m
Sinhala
 
2.3 m
Konkani
 
340 k
Dhivehi
 
 
 
 
 
 
Northern Zone
 
L1
Language
 
250 m
Hindi
 
>
Garhwali
2.5 m
>
Kumaoni
2.0 m
16 m
Nepali
 
5.0 m
Dogri (Pahari)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Northwestern Zone
 
L1
Language
 
125 m
Punjabi
 
>
Saraiki
20 m
>
Hindko
5.0 m
25 m
Sindhi
 
 
 
 
 
 
Western Zone
 
L1
Language
 
250 m
Hindi
 
>
Rajasthani
50 m
56 m
Gujarati
 
3.2 m
Bhili
 
1.8 m
Khandeshi
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dardic
 
L1
Language
 
7.0 m
Kashmiri
 
644 k
Shina
 
400 k
Pashayi
 
290 k
Khowar
 
200 k
Kohistani
 
 
 
A Brief Comparison
EN
I gave my friend her book on the bus.
 
 
 
 
HI
मैंने अपनी दोस्त को बस में उसकी किताब दी।
mainne apni dost ko bus mein uski kitab di.
 
 
BN
আমি আমার বন্ধুকে তার বইটি বাসে দিয়েছি।
Ami amara bandhuke tara baiti buse diyechi.
OR
ମୁଁ ମୋର ବନ୍ଧୁଙ୍କୁ ବସ୍ ରେ ତାଙ୍କ ପୁସ୍ତକ ଦେଲି |
Mu mora bandhuku bus re tanka pustak deli.
 
 
MR
मी माझ्या मित्राला तिला बसमध्ये पुस्तक दिले.
Mi majhya mitrala tila bus madhye pustak dile.
SI
මම මගේ මිතුරියඇගේ පොත බස් රථයේ දුන්නා.
Mama mage mitruriyata age pota bus rathaye dunna.
 
 
NE
मैले मेरी साथीलाई उनको पुस्तक बसमा दिएँ।
Maile meri sathilai unko pustak bus maa diye.
 
 
PA
ਮੈਂ ਆਪਣੇ ਦੋਸਤ ਨੂੰ ਉਸਦੀ ਕਿਤਾਬ ਬੱਸ ਵਿਚ ਦੇ ਦਿੱਤੀ।
Main apne dost nu usdi kitab bus vich de diti.
 
 
GU
મેં મારા મિત્રને તેનું પુસ્તક બસ પર આપ્યું.
Men mara mitrane tenu pustak bus par apyu.
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Level 67
Feb 23, 2021

This quiz took quite the research to complete, but it was some great nostalgia to visit these languages again. I had to put a limit to the number of dialects and languages I featured in this quiz, for once you reach the less common tongues the information avaliable on them begins to diminish. Between languages with little to no information easily avaliable, and languages that Wikipedia claims has a 'various' number of speakers, it became virtually impossible to be comprehensive and fair without dedicating my life to this.

I hope that the grammar is more fair than the Slavic languages, on my comparison 'board'. I studied a couple Indo-Aryan languages, and what stood out to me was the grammatical cases that attach themselves to the end of nouns (ladka ko, meaning something along the lines of to the boy to agree with the verb in the sentence). I tried to replicate how people spell the words in English too, rather than Mailē mērō sāthīlā'ī... etc.

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Level 67
Feb 23, 2021
Not an important detail but I wanted to get creative with the flags, rather than just have the national flags of each country over and over again + Pakistani regional flags. However, since most South Asian countries don't have subnational flags I chose some historical or cultural flags and I even made my own combination of the Indian and Pakistani flags for Punjabi. I was careful to avoid flags with controversial nationalist or separatist connotations. Just a disclaimer that in adding flags, I am looking for more flavour in my quiz and I am not looking to support any sort of movement.

Also, sadly I could not include any languages with Arabic script in the comparison section. Arabic to Latin Alphabet transliteration proved very difficult due to the former being an abjad. The Urdu is probably very close to the Hindi sentence (which is already influenced by Persian through words like kitab, or dost but unfortunately we lost Sindhi :(

+2
Level 57
Feb 23, 2021
You should make a series will all these quizzes so people can access them faster.

I love the quiz though :)

Nominated :)

+1
Level 67
Feb 23, 2021
Done! This quiz is a bit different to the rest (in that I can not and will not claim that this is 'All Indo-Aryan Languages').

I'm glad you enjoyed the quiz, I had loads of fun putting this together. Made me relive the days of learning a couple of these. Thanks for playing :)

+2
Level 53
Feb 23, 2021
Just curious. How did you define the boundaries of Hindi?

Great Quiz! Easily nommed. Dravidian Languages coming next?

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Level 67
Feb 23, 2021
Thank you very much! I defined the boundaries of Hindi based on what is called the Hindi Belt (possibly the broadest definition of the Hindi language). I would like to do both Uralic and Dravidian languages in future, although from now quizzes won't come out with the same frequency as the first four in the series.
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Level 57
Feb 23, 2021
This was a fabulous quiz! Just like the previous one, it was amazing as well! I got 30, and I am quite satisfied with this score. I appreciate your hard work towards this quiz. I will send this quiz to some of my friends who will surely enjoy this masterpiece. Thanks for such an amazing quiz :D
+1
Level 67
Feb 23, 2021
Many thanks! 30 is a great score, I hope that this quiz is a good challenge, and that your friends enjoy it. Thank you for playing!
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Level 51
Feb 23, 2021
wow, fantastic!! not only is the map and grid a masterpiece, but the type-ins are very good! :)
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Level 67
Feb 23, 2021
Thank you! Many of the type-ins are actually automatic, even for some of the dialects (probably because of this quiz).
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Level 53
Feb 24, 2021
This map is so sick, keep making more like this
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Level 67
Feb 24, 2021
Thanks! Planning on it, probably going to do the Uralic languages next but let's see.