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Gujarati
ગુજરાતી
Gujarātī
Gujarati Script Sample.svg
"Gujarati" in Gujarati script
Pronunciation [ɡudʒəˈɾɑːt̪i]
Native to Gujarat
Daman and Diu
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Region Gujarat
Ethnicity Gujaratis
Native speakers 49 million  (2007)ne2007
Language family
Indo-European
Early forms:
Old Gujarati
  • Middle Gujarati
    • Gujarati
Writing system Gujarati alphabet (Brahmic)
Gujarati Braille
Arabic script
Devanagari (historical)
Official status
Official language in Gujarat (India)
Daman and Diu (India)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli (India)
Linguasphere 59-AAF-h
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Distribution of native Gujarati speakers in India
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Gujarati is an Indo-Aryan language. It is spoken in Gujarat, India and also in neighbouring Pakistan. It was the "mother tongue" of Gandhi and Muhammad Ali Jinnah. There are millions of Gujaratis who speak it as their first language. Gujarati is the 20th most common language in the United States of America. Mahatma Gandhi, the India's leader, once said about the Gujarati language: "Bad handwriting is a sign of an uncomplete education".


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