Shekhawati language

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Native to India (Shekhawati region of Rajasthan)
Native speakers
3 million (2002)[1]
Census results conflate some speakers with Hindi.
Language codes
ISO 639-3 swv
Glottolog shek1243[2]

Shekhawati is a Rajasthani language of Indo-Aryan languages family and is spoken by about three million speakers in Churu, Jhunjhunu and Sikar districts of Rajasthan.[3] Though a very important dialect from the grammatical and literary points of view, yet very little work is carried out on it. In 2001 A descriptive grammar of Shekhawati has been published. Shekhawati, like Bagri dialect of Ganganagar and Hanumangarh districts, has parallel lexicon which make it very rich from the lexicographical point of view. Word order is typical SOV and there is existence of implosives. Beside presence of high tone at suprasegmental level classify it with other dialects of Rajasthani. It has contributed a lot to the development of Rajasthani language and linguistics.


  1. ^ Shekhawati at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Shekhawati". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Shekhawati