Language of Rajasthan

  • The colorful Land of Kings, Rajasthan, abridges the real essence of rural India. The local aroma that the language reflects is amazing and visitors enjoys the most.� Officially home of Rajputs, the state harbor many dialects and languages spoken across the state although Hindi is the official language of the state. �

    People coming from different parts of the world enjoy the local flavor of the various languages of Rajasthan. With the change in region, the language changes and at times, their language becomes their identity.

    Primarily, there are five main dialects spoken across the state--Mewati, Marwari, Dhundhari, Harauti, and Mewari. However, there are many other dialects used in regional areas.

    Mewati is the dialect is largely used by the people of the Alwar region of Rajasthan as well as certain parts of Haryana, such as Gurgaon and the Mewat region even as it is very much similar to the Braj Bhasha used in the Bharatpur region.

    Whereas Marwari is one of the most used dialect of Rajasthan but mainly used in western part of the state. It is estimated that more than 15 million people used the dialect to communicate every day.

    Dhundhari is another most used dialect of the state. It is also known as �Jaipuri�, and used in the east and south-east region of the state. To be specific, people living in some areas, like Jhalwar, Bundi, Jaipur, Kota, certain parts of Kishangarh and Kota, widely use the dialect.

    Harauti is another major language largely spoken by more than 2 million people and mainly used in Bundi, Jhalawar, Kota, and Baran.

    The last dialect, the Mewari is spoken by more than 5 million people. It is mainly used in certain districts, such as Udaipur, Chittorgarh, and Bhilwara. Other dialects used in the state are Gojrl, Dhatki, Gujari, Lambadi, and Godwari.

    With time, these languages have evolved with linguistic distortion. It was during the era of the British Raj that the state�s literature suffered the most. But, during the modern era, local poets and writers used the vernacular form of local language as their main medium of expression and it has been appreciated worldwide.

    Hindi is the official language of Rajasthan, and official communication takes place in it. A large number of people also speak English though the official number is limited to few lakhs only. �It is a lesser known fact that some of the Rajasthani languages are also spoken in other regions, such as Gujarat, Punjab, and Madhya Pradesh.

    For more information on the Language of Rajasthan, you can consult the Rajasthan Tourism Guide.

    Summary: Officially the language of Rajasthan is Hindi, but the state has many more languages. ��