Regions of Gujarat

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Regions of Gujarat are based on geographic location and climate. The official Gujarat state portal lists five regions.[1]

Kutch[edit]

  • Geographic location - north-western most area of Gujarat on India–Pakistan border
  • Climate - Dry & semi desertic
  • Culture & heritage - Rich in culture, tradition & heritage.
  • Language/Dialect - The languages spoken predominantly in Kutch is Kutchi and to lesser extent Sindhi and Gujarati. Kutchi is a dialect of Sindhi.

Saurashtra[edit]

Map of Saurashtra.
  • Districts:
  • Geographic location - It is part of Gujarat state, bounded on the north by the great wetland of the Rann of Kutch, on the northwest by the Gulf of Kutch, on the west and south by the Arabian Sea, and on the southeast and east by the Gulf of Cambay.
  • Climate - dry & soil is black with high moisture.
  • Culture & heritage - Kathiawar produced the finest poets, freedom fighters, business icons and the people of Kathiawar peninsula’s bravery, hospitality.
  • Language/Dialect - Kathiaawadi which has large set of different words from the proper Gujarati. Common difference from Gujarati is most time "aa" is replaced with "e" while speaking.

North Gujarat[edit]

Map of Gujarat, also showing districts of North Gujarat.
  • Districts:
  • Geographic location - North part of Gujarat.
  • Climate - air is dry but soil is fertile & moisure is less though recent irrigation project has given significant advantage in farming.
  • Culture & heritage - so called native Gujarati & have simple clothing which is quite common in India.
  • Language/Dialect - similar to Gujarati language with little exceptions.

Central Gujarat[edit]

  • Districts:
  • Geographic location - located in center part of Gujarat.
  • Climate - similar to north Gujarat but farming land is quite less though its fertile wherever it is. More forests.
  • Culture & heritage - same like north Gujarat. In eastern parts most people are forest tribes & forest dwellers.
  • Language/Dialect - language considered to be base of Gujarati, still has been impacted by other regions. The language in the eastern parts is quite different from Gujarati, has significant different words, large set of words for forest related terms.

South Gujarat[edit]

  • Districts:
  • Geographic location - located in south part of Gujarat.
  • Climate - semi dry to low humid. Soil is quite fertile due to riven & irrigation projects.
  • Culture & heritage - Similar to central Gujarat.
  • Language/Dialect - So called south Gujarati dialect,which has common difference from Gujarati is that "ne" is replaced "ni" apart from others.

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