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Alternate names
Apabhramsa, Bihari, Maitili, Maitli, Methli, Tirahutia, Tirhuti, Tirhutia, Dehati, Deshi, Thenthi
Bajjika, Central Colloquial Maithili, Dehati, Eastern Maithili, Jolaha, Kisan, Southern Standard Maithili, Standard Maithili, Thetiya, Western Maithili, Bantar, Barei, Barmeli, Kawar, Kyabrat, Makrana, Musahar, Tati, Thenthi (Khotta, Kortha, Kortha Bihari, Sotipura)
OpenType tag

Information from ISO 639-3 and the  Ethnologue. Only a limited amount is shown here. For more detail consult the  Ethnologue entry for Maithili.

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Entries for this language

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Title Subject Area
Annapurna SIL Fonts Fonts & Keyboards
Font Options Fonts & Keyboards
Lohit fonts Fonts & Keyboards
Nakula and Sahadeva Devanagari Fonts Fonts & Keyboards
Open Learning Program: Program 1 in the Maithili Script Use & History
Sample text in the Maithili script from the Open Learning Program Use & History
TDIL Fonts for Indian Scripts Fonts & Keyboards
Tirhuta Lipi Fonts & Keyboards


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Sources for this language

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Title Type
A Facsimile Edition of a Maithili Play: Bhupatindramalla's Parsuramopakhayana-nataka book
Ethnologue entry for Maithili - Ethnologue web page
Glottolog entry for Maithili - Glottolog/Langdoc web page
ISO 639-3 page for Maithili - ISO 639-3 web page
Mithilakshar web page
MultiTree entry for Maithili - MultiTree: A Digital Library of Language Relationships web page
OLAC resources for Maithili - Open Language Archives Community web page
SIL Archive for Maithili - SIL Language and Culture Archives web page
Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Maithili - Unicode - UDHR web page


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