The Peoples’ Linguistic Survey of India is a right based movement for carrying out a nation-wide survey of Indian languages especially the languages of fragile communities such as nomadic, coastal, island, hill and forest communities.
There are 88 volumes in the series of People’s Linguistic Survey of India published by us. This book is Part 3 of Volume 9 (Gujarat, Diu- Daman ane Dadra Nagar Havelini Bhasha [Gujarati]) of The People's Linguistic Survey of India Series (PLSI) undertaken and executed by Bhasha Research and Publication Center, Baroda.
The present book contains the information on 47 languages and linguistic variety of the Gujarat State of India. The survey of languages included in this volume are as follows:
a]Scheduled languages : Gujarati, Urdu and Sindhi. The regional varieties of Gujarati such as Charotari, Pattani, Vagheri, Halari, Surati, Saurashtri/Sorathi, Jataki, Mutawaki and Kutchhi have also been included in this volume. Similarly regional varieties of Sindhi have also been covered in this survey.
b]Tribal languages : Ambudi, Airani, Kathali Vasavi, Kathodi, Kunkana, Kotal, Kotwali, Garasiya, Gamit, Gorpa, Charani, Chaudhari, Dangi, Rathwi, Siddi, Dungara Bhili, Dungari Bhili, Dhodia, Tadavi, Talavia-Rathod, Dehwali, Panchamahali Bhili, Mavachi, Varali, Rathwi and Siddi.
c]Denotified, Nomadic Tribes [DNT] languages : Chamathi, Dafer, Thori, Nayaki, Bahurupi, Bhantu, Madari, Mir-Mirasi, Vanjhari, Vadi, Sandhi,
d]Coastal languages : Kolagha, Kodi, Kharwa, Mangeli, Mer.
PAHILO VIBHAG: GUJARATI [SCHEDULED LANGUAGES]
ANYA -ANUSUCHIT BHASHA [OTHER SCHEDULED LANGUAGES]
2. Urdu 3. Sindhi
MAHATTAWANI ANYA BHASHA [OTHER IMPORTANT LANGUAGES]
4. Katchhi 5. Arabi 6.Irani 7. Faarsi
ADIWASI BHASHA (NOMADIc LANGUAGES)
8. Ambudi 9.Airani 10. Kathali-vasavi 11.Kothodi 12.Kunkana 13.Kotali 14.Kotwali 15.Garasiya 16.Gamit 17.Gorpa 18.Charani 19.Chaudhari 20.Dangi 21.Dungara Bhili 22.Dongari Bhili 23.Dhodia 24.Tadavi 25.Talavia Rathod 26.Dehwali 27.Panchmahali 28. Mavachi 29.Varali 30.Rathwi 31.Siddi
VILUPT BHASHA (EXTINCT LANGUAGES)
32.Chamathi 33.Dafer 34.Thori 35.Nayaki 36.Bahurupi 37.Bhantu 38. Madari
39.Mir-Mirasi 40.Vanjhari 41.Vadi 42.Sandhi
SAMUDRA TATINI BHASHA (COASTEL LANGUAGES)
43.Kolgha 44. Kodi 45. Kharwa 46.Mangeli 47. Mer
VISHYA SUCHI [Index]
List of tables and figures
Figure I : Distribution of Indian Languages in Gujarat state.
Figure II: Distribution of Gujarati speakers in other Indian states.
Figure III: Map of the Gujarat - Political
Figure IV: Map of the Gujarati and the language diversity in Gujarat
Figure V: Map of the Gujarat’s other scheduled and important languages.
Figure VI: Map of the Gujarat’s adiwasi languages.
Figure VII: Map of the Gujarat’s other Extinct languages.
Figure VIII: Map of the Gujarat’s Coastal languages.
Professor Ganesh Devy taught English at the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda; a renowned literary critic and activist; founder and director of the Tribal Academy at Tejgadh, Gujarat; and director of the Sahitya Akademi’s Project on Literature in Tribal Languages and Oral Folk Traditions. He received Sahitya Akademi award for his book After Amnesia in 1994. He is an active participant in the functioning of Bhasha Academy. He was awarded the Padmashri in 2014. He is the moving spirit behind PLSI series.
Professor Kanji Patel, the volume editor, is an English language teacher and a famous Gujarati writer. He is a professor of English at the language department in Lunavada College in Lunavada of Panchmahala and has become an important figure who speaks for the rights of the denotified and nomadic tribes of Gujarat. He is one of the key members of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAG) appointed by the Central government to ask for suggestions of development of such tribes.