Rajasthani is a Western Indo-Aryan language with about 80 million speakers.
It is spoken mainly in Rajasthan and the neighbouring states of Gujarat, Haryana
and Punjab in India, and also in some parts of Sindh and Punjab in Pakistan.
Rajasthani developed from a language spoken between 1100 and 1500 AD in Gujarat
and Rajasthan and known as Old Gujarati, Maru-Gurjar, Maruwani or Gujjar Bhakha.
There are many dialects of Rajasthani, including: Bagri, Shekhawati, Marwari,
Dhundhari, Harauti, Mewari, Mewati and Ahirwati. Some Rajasthani dilaects
differ significantly from others and are considered separate languages by
Rajasthani was considered a dialect of Hindi in the 19th and early 20th
century. It is now considered a distinct language and is recognised as
a state language by the government of Rajasthan.
Rajasthani is written with the Devanāgarī alphabet in India,
and with the Perso-Arabic alphabet in Pakistan.
Devanāgarī alphabet for Rajasthani
Arabic alphabet for Rajasthani
Information about Rajasthani alphabets provided by Wolfram Siegel
Sample text in Rajasthani
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood. (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)