Marathi language

Marathi
मराठी Marāṭhī
Devanāgarī and Modi scripts.svg
Marathi written in Devanāgarī and Modi
Native to India
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) [1]
Language family
Indo-European
Dialects
Varhadi , Maalavi, Khaandeshi, Ahirani,
Writing system Devanagari
Modi (historical)
Official status
Official language in   India: Maharashtra, Daman and Diu [2] and Dadra and Nagar Haveli [3]
Regulated by Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad & various other institutions
Language codes
ISO 639-1 mr
ISO 639-2 mar
ISO 639-3 Either:
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.

Maharashtra, 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.

References

  1. Nationalencyklopedin "Världens 100 största språk 2007" The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007
  2. The Goa, Daman and Diu Official Language Act, 1987 makes Konkani the sole official language, but provides that Marathi may also be used "for all or any of the official purposes". The Government also has a policy of replying in Marathi to correspondence received in Marathi. Commissioner Linguistic Minorities, 42nd report: July 2003 - June 2004, pp. para 11.3
  3. Marathi is an official language of Dadra and Nagar Haveli Administration's profile.
Other Languages
Afrikaans: Marathi
العربية: لغة مراثية
অসমীয়া: মাৰাঠী ভাষা
asturianu: Idioma marathi
azərbaycanca: Marathi dili
Bân-lâm-gú: Marathi-gí
беларуская: Маратхі (мова)
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Маратгі (мова)
भोजपुरी: मराठी
Bikol Central: Marati
български: Маратхи
brezhoneg: Marateg
català: Marathi
čeština: Maráthština
Cymraeg: Marathi
Deutsch: Marathi
ދިވެހިބަސް: މަރާޓީ
Ελληνικά: Μαράτι (γλώσσα)
español: Idioma marathi
Esperanto: Marata lingvo
euskara: Marathera
Fiji Hindi: Marathi bhasa
français: Marathi (langue)
ગુજરાતી: મરાઠી ભાષા
गोंयची कोंकणी / Gõychi Konknni: मराठी
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Marathi-ngî
한국어: 마라티어
हिन्दी: मराठी भाषा
hrvatski: Marathi jezik
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: মারাঠি ঠার
Bahasa Indonesia: Bahasa Marathi
íslenska: Marathí
italiano: Lingua marathi
עברית: מראטהית
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಮರಾಠಿ
ქართული: მარათული ენა
Kiswahili: Kimarathi
коми: Маратхи
Кыргызча: Маратхи тили
latviešu: Marathu valoda
lietuvių: Marathų kalba
मैथिली: मराठी भाषा
Malagasy: Fiteny Marathi
മലയാളം: മറാഠി ഭാഷ
მარგალური: მარათული ნინა
مصرى: مراتى
Bahasa Melayu: Bahasa Marathi
монгол: Марати хэл
Nederlands: Marathi (taal)
नेपाली: मराठी भाषा
नेपाल भाषा: मराठी भाषा
norsk: Marathi
norsk nynorsk: Marathi
occitan: Marata
پنجابی: مراٹھی
Piemontèis: Lenga marathi
português: Língua marata
română: Limba marathi
Runa Simi: Marathi simi
संस्कृतम्: मराठीभाषा
slovenčina: Maráthčina
српски / srpski: Маратхи језик
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Marathi jezik
svenska: Marathi
తెలుగు: మరాఠీ భాష
Türkçe: Marathi
українська: Маратхі (мова)
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: ماراتىچە
Tiếng Việt: Tiếng Marathi
粵語: 馬拉地文
Zazaki: Meratki
中文: 马拉地语