Garasia, Rajput

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Dhungri Garasia, Dungari Garasia, Dungri Grasia, Girasia, Grasia, Nyar, Rajput Garasia
Population

100,000 (1999 India Evangelical Mission).

Location

Rajasthan, Sirchi, Pali, Udaipur districts; Gujarat, Banaskantha district.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Rajput Garasia do not understand Adiwasi Garasia [gas] but intelligibility is high the other way. Lexical similarity: 94%–99% with Gujarati [guj] and Rajasthani [mve] dialects, 75%–93% with Adiwasi Garasia [gas] dialects; 76%–84% with Patelia [bhb] dialects; 79%–86% with Wagdi [wbr]; 67%–84% with Marwari [rwr] dialects.

Language Use

Positive attitudes. Also use Gujarati [guj], Hindi [hin]. Proficiency in second languages is low.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Bible portions: 1998.
Writing

Devanagari script [Deva]. Gujarati script [Gujr].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe in Rajasthan, Warrior Caste. Distinct from Dungra Bhil [duh], which is sometimes used as an alternate name for Adiwasi Garasia [gas] and Rajput Garasia but probably refers to more than 1 group living in the hills (Dungra means hill). Traditional religion, Hindu.