Gujarati – ગુજરાતી

Gujarati (also known as Gojarati or Gujerati) is the official language of the State of Gujarat, India and one of the 22 official languages recognized by the Government of India with about 46 million speakers worldwide.

The roots of Gujarati can be found in the Indo-Aryan language family. It is well known as the first language of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the “Father of India”, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the “father of Pakistan” and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the “Iron Man of India”.

The history of Gujarati can be distinguished in 3 historical periods: the Old, Middle, and Modern. Regional dialects in India differ every 50 kilometres or so.