Marathi written in Devanāgarī and Modi
|Region||Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh parts of Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu|
|Native speakers||73 million (2007)|
Varhadi , Maalavi, Khaandeshi, Ahirani,
|Official language in|| India: Maharashtra, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli|
|Regulated by||Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad & various other institutions|
mar – Modern Marathi
omr – Old Marathi
|Linguist List||omr Old Marathi|
Marathi (मराठी भाषा) is the language spoken in Maharashtra, India. It is also Maharashtra's official language. It is at least one thousand years old and is based on Sanskrit. The written script is Devanāgarī - the same as one used to write Hindi.
, the state in India where the majority of Marathi speakers live.
People living in Maharashtra and parts of neighboring states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Chattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh, union-territories of Daman-diu and Dadra Nagar Haveli speak Marathi.