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Languages of Gujarat

Gujarati is the official and local language of Gujarat. The language has been derived from Sanskrit. Interestingly, Gujarati has eleven dialects, spoken in different parts of Gujarat. Kathiawadi, Pattani, Charotari and Surati are some of the significant dialects of Gujarati. Nagari, Bhathala, Kharwa, Patidari, Parsi are some of the community based dialects that are spoken in Gujarat.

Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan are the bordering states of Gujarat; so there are people speaking Hindi, Marathi and Marwari. The other two languages spoken in Gujarat are Urdu and Sindhi. Kachchi is yet another significant language of Gujarat, spoken by the people of Kutch.

The tribal people residing in Gujarat have their own dialect, which is very similar to Gujarati.

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