Gujarati language

Indo-Aryan language that is spoken on the state of Gujarat

Gujarati is an Indo-Aryan language. It is spoken in Gujarat, India and also in neighbouring Pakistan. There are millions of Gujaratis who speak it as their first language. Gujarati is the 20th most common language in the United States of America.

Gujarati
ગુજરાતી
بازگشت
Gujarātī
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"Gujarati" in Gujarati and Arabic script
Pronunciation[ɡudʒəˈɾɑːt̪i]
Native toIndia and Pakistan
RegionGujarat (India)
Sindh (Pakistan)
EthnicityGujaratis
Native speakers
49 million (2007)[1]
Early forms
Gujarati alphabet (Brahmic)
Gujarati Braille
Arabic script
Devanagari (historical)
Official status
Official language in
Gujarat (India)[3]
Daman and Diu (India)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli (India)
Language codes
ISO 639-1gu
ISO 639-2guj
ISO 639-3guj
Glottologguja1252
Linguasphere59-AAF-h
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Distribution of native Gujarati speakers in India
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Constitutionally recognised languages of India
Category
Scheduled Languages

A
Assamese
B
Bengali
Bodo
D
Dogri
G
Gujarati
H
Hindi
K
Kannada
Kashmiri
Konkani
M
Maithili
Malayalam
Marathi
Meitei (Manipuri)
N
Nepali
O
Odia (Oriya)
P
Punjabi
S
Sanskrit
Santali
Sindhi
T
Tamil
Telugu
U
Urdu

Related

Official languages of India
Languages with official status in India

ReferencesEdit

  1. Mikael Parkvall, "Världens 100 största språk 2007" (The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007), in Nationalencyklopedin
  2. Ernst Kausen, 2006. Die Klassifikation der indogermanischen Sprachen (Microsoft Word, 133 KB)
  3. Dwyer 1995, p. 5