The Jharkhand government removed Bhojpuri and Maghi from the list of regional languages from Bokaro and Dhanbad.

In its notification issued on Friday night, the Hemant Soren government clarified that in Bokaro, Santhali, Mundari and Ho had been notified as tribal languages, while Nagpuri, Khorta, Kurmali, Urdu and Bengali were included as regional languages.

In Dhanbad, Santhali was notified as a tribal language, while Nagpuri, Khorta, Kurmali, Urdu and Bengali were regional languages.

On Saturday, state education minister Jagarnnath Mahto thanked chief minister Hemant Soren for the decision taken by the state personnel, rajbhasha and administrative affairs department.

Bhojpuri and Maghi are listed as regional languages in Garhwa and Palamau, while Angika is included as a regional language in Dumka, Jamtara, Sahebganj, Pakur and Godda.