Gujarati languages

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Gujarati languages
Gujarat, Rajasthan, Sindh, Maharashtra, South India
Linguistic classificationIndo-European

The Gujaratic languages are Gujarati and those Indic languages closest to it. They are:[3]

Language[a] Speakers[4] Region(s)
Aer 100 Sindh
Gujarati 46,857,670 Gujarat
Jandavra 5,000 Sindh and Jodhpur
Kachi Koli 500,000 Kutch and Sindh
Lisan ud-Dawat 8,000 Gujarat and Northeast Africa
Parkari Koli 275,000 Sindh
Wadiyara Koli 542,000 Gujarat and Jodhpur
Saurashtra 185,000 Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka
Vaghri 3,660 Sindh
Vasavi 1,200,000 South Gujarat and Khandesh

The Vaghri, Aer, and the Koli dialect cluster are sometimes included, but Koli is also classified as Sindhi, and Aer is closest to Koli. A language called Vaghri are classified as Bhil, and it is not clear if this is the same or a different language. It is also not clear if Jandavra is Sindhi or Gujarati.


  1. ^ Includes variants and dialects


  1. ^ Ernst Kausen, 2006. Die Klassifikation der indogermanischen Sprachen (Microsoft Word, 133 KB)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Gujaratic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ "Gujarati". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  4. ^ Lewis, M. Paul; Gary F. Simons; Charles D. Fennig, eds. (2016). Ethnologue: Languages of the World (19th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International.