Hindi, Urdu,Angika, Bhojpuri, Maithili, and Magadhi (Magahi). are the major languages spoken in Bihar.
Angika is the only one of the languages which can be used in the Google Search Engine, Google-Angika has been available since 2004. The oldest poetry of the Hindi language (e.g., poetries written by Saraha, also known by the name Sarahapa, were written in the Angika language during the 8th century.
Bihar has produced a number of writers of Hindi, including Raja Radhika Raman Singh, Shiva Pujan Sahay, Divakar Prasad Vidyarthy, Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar', Ram Briksha Benipuri, Phanishwar Nath 'Renu'. Different regional languages also have produced some prominent poets and authors.
Devaki Nandan Khatri, who rose to fame at the beginning of the 20th century on account of his novels such as Chandrakanta and Chandrakanta Santati, was born in Muzaffarpur, Bihar.
Vidyapati the great Maithli Poet, son of ganga has contributed in various direction of maithili literature, also has composed the most popular songs of all time