The word "Nimadi" written in Devanagari script
Native toIndia
RegionNimar in Madhya Pradesh
Native speakers
2.31 million (2011 census)[1]
Census results conflate some speakers with Hindi.
Language codes
ISO 639-3noe

Nimadi is a Western Indo-Aryan language spoken in the Nimar region of west-central India within the state of Madhya Pradesh. This region lies adjacent to Maharashtra and south of Malwa. The districts where Nimadi is spoken are: Barwani, Khandwa, Barwaha, Khargone, Burhanpur, Bedia, Sanawad and southern parts of Dhar, Harda and Dewas districts. The famous writers of Nimari were Gaurishankar Sharma, Ramnarayan Upadhyay, surendra khede etc.[2]

Nimari is mainly spoken in Khargone, Barwani and Khandwa districts. Ramnarayan Upadhyay, Mahadeo Prasad Chaturvedi, Prabhakar Ji Dubey, Jeevan Joshi, and others worked in it. "Ammar Bol " (Translation of Bhagwat Geeta) composed by Mahadeo Prasad Chaturvedi "Madhya" is the first epic in Nimari. Prabhakar Ji Dubey was also awarded by the president of India. He lived in a town named Barwaha which is situated near Maheshwar and Omkasreshwar(One of the jyotirlinga). He played many stage dramas. He was a disciple of Rama Dada and often used to visit Khandwa. He is still famous for songs like "Gammat, Swang". He also worked as a professional teacher. His one of the book named "Thumka" was also awarded by Academy of Isuri. He died on 13 March 1997.


  1. ^ "Statement 1: Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues - 2011". Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)