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Rajasthani



Rajasthani is one of the Indo-Aryan Languages. As the name suggests, it is a language primarily spoken in Rajasthan. It is akin to Hindi and is written in Devanagari script. Rajasthani is also spoken in parts of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi. The language has 23 dialects, out of which eight are prominent: Bagri, Shekhawati, Mewati, Dhundhari, Harauti, Marwari, Mewari and Wagri. It has a vast literature of various genres, starting from the year 1050. Saint-Princess Meerabai is a one of the famous poets of Rajasthani.


Updated on 18th August, 2005

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