Godwari

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A language of India

Population

3,000,000 (2001 census).

Location

Rajasthan, Jhalor, Sirohi, and Pali districts.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Balvi, Khuni, Madahaddi, Sirohi. 88%–92% intelligibility of Marwari [rwr]. Lexical similarity: 70% between dialects; 62%–75% with Merwari [wry], 45%–69% with Shekhawati [swv], 51%–73% with Mewari [mtr], 46%–66% with Dhundari [dhd], 44%–67% with Haroti [hoj], 62%–74% with Marwari [rwr].

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, village, market, religion. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Hindi [hin] with very good proficiency among the educated.

Other Comments

Hindu.