Gujaratiગુજરાતી

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Gujerathi, Gujerati, Gujrathi; Also, in Singapore: Gujerathi, Gujerati
  • Dialects: Ahmedabad Gamadia, Anawla, Bhawnagari, Brathela, Charotari, Eastern Broach Gujarati, Gamadia, Ghisadi, Gohilwadi, Gramya, Holadi, Jhalawadi, Kakari, Kathiyawadi, Kharwa, Mumbai Gujarati, Nagari, Parsi, Patani, Patidari, Patnuli, Saurashtra Standard, Sorathi, Standard Gujarati, Surati, Tarimuki, Vadodari
  • Scriptures published:
    • Bible (1823 — 2005)
    • New Testament (1820 — 1985)
    • Portions (1809 — 1965)
    • The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: Literacy rate in first language: 70% for Gujarat state (2001 census) in Gujarati
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: India
  • Region: Mainly Gujarat except northwest and east, both shores, Gulf of Khambhat; Maharashtra: Nandubar and Nashil districts; Rajasthan: Jalor and Sirohi districts; Daman and Diu union territory
  • Also used in: Australia, Bangladesh, Botswana, Canada, Fiji, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, United Republic of Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Religion: Hindu, Muslim (Sunni)
  • Status: Statutory provincial language in India
  • Number of users: 46,789,670 (45,700,000 in India (2001); 800 in Singapore (1985))
  • Vitality: Provincial

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)