It is the official language of ancient kingdom of Mithilanchal. In today's context, Mithilanchal consists on Bihar,India, and southeastern of Nepal. Maithili is second widely spoken language in Nepal.
Though, originally Biharis spoke maithili but due to political influence hindi became people's preferred language there.
by JaiNepal January 07, 2011
by livbowie September 04, 2009