|Native speakers||6 million (date missing)|
Kannauji language (Devanagari: क़न्नौजी) (also spelled Kanauji (क़नौजी or क़नउजी), Kanauji language) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in parts of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Kannauji is closely related to Hindustani, and some consider it to be a dialect of Hindustani, while others consider it a separate Western Hindi language.
Kannauji has about 6 million speakers.
Kannauji has two dialects or variants of its own: Tirhari and Transitional Kanauji, which is between standard Kanauji and Awadhi.
Kannauji is not a standard dialect of Hindi and can be assumed to be the transitory phase between Braj Bhasha and Awadhi. Eastern parts are totally Awadhi while Western districts are Braj speaking. Kannauji is predominantly spoken around the historic town of Kannauj in the following districts of the Ganga-Yamuna Doab: