Thank you, desi4life! I do hear it in songs sometimes. Are there any other words that use this suffix? What does it add to the meaning of the word? What about भाइया - I thought that one was regional and quite slangy, not poetic?
You will also occasionally hear अखियाँ (singlular: अखिया) instead of आँखें (singular: आँख) in songs. There are many others like this. I think they are called diminutive expressions in the sense that they add a bit more familiarity or affection. भइया or भैया, though not necessarily poetic, is a common everyday word for a brother, and also fits this pattern.
Just to add to desi4life's comment, when it comes to bhaiyya, it does mean brother, but it's regularly used to address people in the service sector, too. So if you're dealing with a rickshaw-wala, a taxi person, someone at a kiosk or what not, you could refer to them as bhaiya as a respectful way of addressing a stranger, whereas you'd be more likely to use 'bhai' for your blood brother or a very close friend.
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