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The Awadhi (or Avadhi) people are an Indo-Aryan ethno-linguistic group that are part of the Hindustani (Hindavi) panethnicity who speak the Awadhi dialect of Hindustani and reside in the Awadh region of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand, India and some adjoining regions of the Terai in Nepal,[1] and in addition 1.9 per cent of Nepalis are Awadhi-speakers.[2] Awadhi people can be found throughout the world, most notably in the islands of the Caribbean, Fiji, Guyana, Mauritius, South Africa, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. Bollywood actor and superstar Amitabh Bachchan is Awadhi from his father's (Harivansh Rai Bachchan) side.[citation needed]

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