"Gujarati" in Gujarati script
Daman and Diu
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
|49 million (2007)|
|Gujarati alphabet (Brahmic)|
Official language in
Daman and Diu (India)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli (India)
Distribution of native Gujarati speakers in India
|Gujarati edition of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia|
Gujarati is an Indo-Aryan language. It is spoken in Gujarat, India and also in neighbouring Pakistan. It was the "mother tongue" of Gandhi and Muhammad Ali Jinnah. 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. Mahatma Gandhi, the India's leader, once said about the Gujarati language: "Bad handwriting is a sign of an uncomplete education".
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- Mikael Parkvall, "Världens 100 största språk 2007" (The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007), in Nationalencyklopedin
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- Dwyer 1995, p. 5
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Gujarati". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.