Savji food is known for its very hot and spicy flavour in many cities (where they are in large number) served in small family-style restaurants called Savji khanavali or "Savji hotel" or bhojanalaya, found in places like Nagpur in Maharashtra. 
Savji people speak a language called "Savji bhasha" or "Khatri bhasha" in some regions[need quotation to verify] that belongs to the Indo-Aryan language family and appears to be an amalgamation of Indic languages such as Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, Sindhi, Gujarati, Marwari.
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- Savji phrasebook travel guide from Wikivoyage