Learn ‘Khadi Boli’-The Rich Local Dialect of Western U.P. -1

Khadi Boli (Kauravi)
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Late Chaudhary Shri Mahendra Singh Tikait from Muzaffarnagar, UP-The Respected Leader of Bhartiya Kisan Union (Bhakiyu), lovingly known as ‘Babba Tikait’.

 

Khadi Boli, also known as ‘Kauravi’ is the local dialect spoken mainly in the Western part of UP, some parts of Uttarakhand and also in some parts of Haryana.

In Western UP, it’s spread across Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, Baghpat, Meerut, Ghaziabad and surrounding areas.

I belong to a village named ‘Yahiyapur’ in Muzaffarnagar district, Western UP. I’d given PD (Personality Development) classes in Subharti University, Meerut and had noticed that many students feel ashamed of their language (Khadi Boli) because some ‘so-called-civilized- people’ have are of opinion that they sound uncivilized and arrogant.

Well, I choose to disagree. One can progress only if he take pride in his  language.

Shri Bhartendu Harishchandra had stated it so succinctly.

निज भाषा उन्नति अहै, सब भाषा को मूल
बिन निज भाषा ज्ञान के मिटे न हिय को शूल

(The progress of one’s own language is the key to all progress. Without the proper knowledge of one’s mother tongue, one cannot feel himself expressed)

Take pride in your language-be it Khadi Boli or any other language.

If you can’t respect your own language, the language that you have inherited from your fore-fathers, then it’s no use learning any other language. It’s not a  question of sounding civilized and ‘padha likha’ (educated). It’s a question of honoring the very blood running through your veins.

I take great pride in my mother tongue -Khadi Boli, one of the richest languages in the world. And I’d love to introduce you to some of the common words in the language.

Please don’t even think of learning Khadi Boli by watching ‘Omkara’ – the movie by Mr. Vishal Bhardwaj, who claimed that the language used in the movie was Khadi Boli, otherwise you’ll end up learning some imaginary language which is anything but Khadi Boli.

If you’re really interested in learning Khadi Boli. Watch this clipping from the movie Dhaakad Chhora.

Below you’ll find many common words used in the language. I’ll keep on adding more words in the list. Khdai Boli is a fun language to learn. Enjoy the journey.

दगडा (Dagda) – Narrow path or road

 

चकरोड (Chakroad) – Road/path leading to fields

 

सोड (Sod) – Quilt

 

मी (Me) – Rain

 

खांचा (Khanccha) – Mud

 

रकात (Raqqaat) – Useless thing or person

 

कांडी (Kandi) – Shrewd person

 

दिल्द्दर (Diladdar) – Good for nothing fellow or good for nothing object

 

लमडा (Lamda) – Boy

 

लमडी (Lamdi) – Girl

 

मतारी (Mataari) – Derogatory term used for mother

 

बावा (Bawa) – Derogatory term used for father

 

खलका (Khalka) – An earthen pot for storing left-overs that is used to mix in cattle’s fodder

 

हांडी (Haandi) – An earthen pot for cooking food

 

मुक्कदम (Muqqadam) – A term used to address senior and well-respected person(s) of village

 

Lundhiyar – A bunch of vagrant youth

 

खलकत (Khalkat) – People in large numbers, The world in general

 

सेंकल (Senkal) – Bicycle

 

सांकल (Sankal) – Chain or bolt used to keep the door shut

 

दिया (Diya) – A tiny earthen pot used for lighting

 

डंगर-ढोर (Dangar Dhor) – Cattle (Buffaloes, Cows, Oxen etc)

 

दरांती (Daranti) – Sickle

 

चिमटा (Chimta) – A household accessory used to bake Roti (bread)

 

गंडासा (Gandasa) – An agricultural machine used to cut fodder in smaller pieces

 

नाज (Naaj) – Grains (Wheat, Rice, corn, barley etc)

 

दंग्वारा, डंगवारा  (Dangwara) – A mutual collaboration between two farmer families to help and support each other in agricultural activities

 

चिलत्तर दिखाना (Chillatar dikhana) – To show an attitude, to throw tantrums

 

लंघार (Langhaar) – Crowd

 

मुंडासा (Mundasa) – A cloth used to cover head to protect it from harsh sun and cold and also from attacks in hand to hand combats

 

अंझन (Unjhan) – Diesel run water pumping set to irrigate fields

 

डेलिवरी (Delivery) – A 4-5 feet long pipe, (usually made of iron) used as an accessory in water pumping sets to irrigate fields

 

मील (Meel) – Sugar Mill

 

दांत पाडना (Daant padnaa) – To laugh shamelessly

 

किसी के पीछे कुत्ते छोड़ना (Kisi ke peeche kuttey chhodna) – To trouble someone without any valid reason

 

मठ मारना (Matth maarna) – To spoil the whole game (Nullifying own or someone else’s efforts)

 

कम्खत (Kamakhat) – Unlucky person

 

नडिया तुड़ाना (Nadiya tudana) – To labor mindlessly

 

नाड़ (Naad) – Neck

 

भ्सरा (Bhasra) – Derogatory term used for face

 

पट (Pat) – Thighs

 

काम (Kaam) – Work

 

पावसाना (Pavsana) – To prepare cow or buffalo for milking by caressing her udders

 

नुलाना (Nulana) – To clean off weeds from field

 

मुंह चढ़ाना (Munh chadhana) – Sulking

 

रंधीन (Randheen) – Cooked dish

 

रुक्का-रोला (Rukka rola) – Noise

 

चुपाड (Chupaad) –  A place to hangout, usually in villages where people sit together to chat with each other

 

झ्कोई (Jhakoi) – An incompetent fellow

 

खावा (Khava) – Shoulders

 

पावा (Pava) – One of the four wooden legs of Charpoy

 

छोरा (Chhora) – Boy

 

छोरी (Chhori) – Girl

 

लुगाई (Lugai) – Woman, Wife

 

बोब्बो (Bobbo) – Sister, Mother

 

चाचा (Chacha) – A word used to address Uncle and also (sometimes) father

 

धी (Dhi) – Daughter

 

मरद मानस (Marad Maanas) – Males

 

लुकोना (Lukona) – To hide

 

लखाना (Lakhaana) – To stare

 

हिरस (Hiras) – To compete

 

बुरान (Buraan) – Being eccentric or irrational

 

आल (Aal) – Moisture, Mischief, raw plant of onion

 

सुम्मड (Summad) – Lazy person

 

टूम (Toom) – Ornaments

 

बिटऔडा (Bitauda) – A small, temporary, tower like structure to store Gossey (Upley)-Cow dung cakes used as fuel for cooking food

 

बुंगा (Bunga) – A small, temporary, tower like structure to store dry fodder extracted from wheat

 

टाब्बर (Taabbar), टबरोड़ (Tabrod) – A term used for children, usually by mother when she’s angry

 

टोटका (Totka) – Black magic

 

बीरबानी (Beerbaanni) – Woman

 

खांड (Khaand) – Roughly crushed powdered sugar

 

बूरा (Boora) – Finely crushed powdered sugar

 

गुड (Gud) – Jaggery

 

मिठाई (Mithai) – Jaggery

 

सिनक (Sinak) – A sticky, fluid discharge from running nose

 

कट्टा (Katta) – Sack made from jute, Country-made pistol

 

दुर्रांत (Duraant) – Partiality

 

झोट्टा (Jhotta) – He-buffalo

 

बिजार (Bijaar) – Bull

 

नलका (Nalka) – Handpump

 

जुगाड़ (Jugad) – A temporary solution or arrangement, A temporary mode of transportation built with water pumping set and wooden planks, usually found in rural areas of India

 

हांगा (Hangga) – Strength

 

जाथर (Jatthar) – Capability

 

सोफता (Softa) – Leisure, Free time

 

गाँव गवांड (Gaanv Gavaand) – Rural area, neighborhood

 

डोके काढना (Dokey kadhna) – The process of milking cows and buffaloes

 

मूत (Moot) – Urine

 

हित्या (Hittya) – The act of oppression

 

खाल (Khaal) – A small drain channeling water from source to fields for irrigation

 

खल (Khal) – A nutritious supplement made from Mustard seeds used to feed cattle

 

छा (Chha) – Butter milk

 

छा दुन्घारना (Chha dunghaarna) – The process of frying the buttermilk without actually frying it :)

 

नोनी घी (Noni ghee) – Non commercial butter

 

देसी घी (Desi ghee) – Clarified butter

 

साम्ही (Saamhi) – In the front

 

ठाल्ली (Thalli) – Idle

 

ठ्ल्वा (Thalva) – A jobless person, Someone too lazy to find work

 

ताली (Taali) – Key

 

साबत (Sabat) – Whole

 

कुदान मारना (Kudaan maarna) – To play/have fun

 

गिर्दाबाद (Girdabad) – Getting tired like anything and then sleep like a baby

 

बुग्गी (Buggi) – A wooden cart pulled by He-buffaloes and oxen, mostly for agricultural purposes

 

कल्टीवेटर (Cultivator) – A medium sized tool used to remove weeds off the fields

 

टीलर (Tillar) – A heavy tool to dig the fields and prepare them for sowing seeds

 

हैरो (Harrow) – A heavy tool with sharp wheel like parts made of solid iron to destroy residuals of previous crops

 

रज्हाना (Rajhana) – To boil something

 

खडका (Khadka) – Sound

 

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