Gujarati is spoken by Gujaratis in the India state of Gujarat, Mumbai and many other parts of the world. The Gujarati alphabet is composed of 14 vowels and 34 consonants.
Let's start with vowels.
- Gujarati is an Indo-Aryan language and has its influence in Sanskrit.
- Gujarati is written from left toward the right which is the same as English. However, unlike English, Gujarati doesn't have case differences.
- Gujarati has its own numerals system which is used to write numbers.
- The Gujarati script is an Abugida (segmental system) in which every consonant carries the inherent vowel.
- Gujarati is the 6th most widely spoken language in India, and also the 26th widely spoken language in the world.
- There are huge Gujarati-speaking communities in Southern Africa as well as in North America and the United Kingdom.
- English has borrowed some words from Gujarati that are used frequently. Such as `Bungalow`, `Tank` etc.
- Mahatma Gandhi and Muhammad Li Jinnah were both native Gujarati speakers.
- The Gujarati people believe in keeping their language alive as part of maintaining their culture.
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||Gujaratis, Parsis, Irani
||Gujarati Script (Brahmic)
||Indian state of Gujarat. Fourth most commonly spoken language in London. Also spoken in Kenya, Uganda, Tanznia, Zambia, and South Africa
||Official language in the Indian State of Gujarat
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