Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Maithili, a Neo-Sanskritic language inter-, mediate between Hindi and Bengali, spoken in North Berar and the Terai district, South Nepal, by about 10,000,000; written in the Devanagari, Bengali, and Kayathi characters indifferently; chief varieties: Chapra, Bhagalpuri, Madhubani; grammar by G. G. Grierson (Calcutta, 1881).