Marwari (मारवाड़ी / ماروڑى)

Marwari is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by about 13.2 million people mainly in the Indian state of Rajasthan, and also in Gujarat, Haryana, and eastern parts of Pakistan. Marwari is part of the Marwari subgroup of Rajasthani and is related to Haryanvi, Gujarati, Punjabi and Hindi and Haryanvi.

Marwari is usually written with a version of the Devanagari alphabet in India, and with a version of the Perso-Arabic alphabet in Pakistan.

Marwari has no official status, though there are moves in India to give it scheduled status, and is not used in education or government. Historically it was written with the Mahajani script, a version of the Landa script.

Devanagari and Perso-Arabic alphabets for Marwari

Vowels

Marwari vowels

Consonants

Marwari consonants

Sample text

Sample text in Marwari (Arabic script)

Source: http://www.mlrc-pak.hes78.com/writing_system.htm

Links

Information about Marwari
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marwari_language

Proposal for a Marwari writing system
http://www.scribd.com/doc/13626427/MWPKashalis

Online Marwari lessons
http://speakmarwari.blogspot.co.uk/

Online Marwari dictionary
http://hattai.page.tl/Marwari-Dictionary.htm

Indo-Aryan languages

Awadhi, Assamese, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Chakma, Dhivehi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Kotia, Kutchi, Maithili, Marathi, Marwari, Modi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Romany, Saraiki, Sindhi, Sinhala, Sourashtra, Sugali, Sylheti, Urdu

Languages written with the Devanāgarī alphabet

Awadhi, Bhojpuri, Hindi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Kurukh, Maithili, Marathi, Marwari, Mundari, Nepal Bhasa / Newari, Nepali, Pali, Rajasthani, Sanskrit, Saraiki, Sindhi, Sunuwar, Sylheti

Other languages written with the Arabic alphabet