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Extinct: no
Family: Indo-European
Branch: Indic
Continent: Asia
Country: India
Region: Gujarat; Rajasthan; Madhya Pradesh; Punjab; Delhi; Haryana; Uttar Pradesh; thoughout India. Also spoken in Nepal.
Countries Where Spoken: 12,963,000 including 8,068,000 Marwari, 3,583,000 Rajasthani, 265,000 Dhundhari, 47,000 Shekawati (1997 IMA). Population total both countries 12,963,000. Nepal.
Countries Where Official: India
Native Speakers: 12,963,000
Speakers Total: 12,963,000
Phrasebase members who speak Rajasthani at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Rajasthani at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Rajasthani: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Rajasthani: 0
Three Letter Code: MKD
Summary: The standard form of Rajasthani. 23 dialects. It is not clear if Mewari is a dialect of Marwari or separate language--see Mewari language entry. Different from Mewati, dialect of Haryanvi. May or may not be different from Marwari of Pakistan. 80% to 85% lexical similarity among some Gujarat and Rajasthan Marwari Bhil dialects; 75% to 80% with Wagdi; 75% to 83% with some Patelia dialects; 67% to 87% with Adiwasi Girasia dialects; 67% to 84% with Rajput Girasia dialects. Literacy rate in first language: 5% to 10%. Literacy rate in second language: 50% to 75%. Devanagari script. Hindu, traditional religion. NT 1820-1821, out of print.

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