Mewari

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Mewadi
Population

5,100,000 (2001 census).

Location

Rajasthan, Udaipur, Bhilwara, Chittoaurgarh districts; Gujarat; Haryana; Delhi; Madhya Pradesh; Uttar Pradesh.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

54% intelligibility with Marwari [rwr]. Lexical similarity: 81%–97% between dialects, 73%–91% with Marwari, 75%–90% with Wagri-Dhevdi, 72%–89% with Malvi [mup], 54%–72% with Merwari [wry], 57%–66% with Shekhawati [swv], 51%–73% with Godwari [gdx], 56%–64% with Dhundari [dhd], 69%–84% with Haroti [hoj].

Typology

SOV

Language Use

Home, village. Positive attitudes. About 43% proficient in Hindi [hin].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 38% (2001 census). Radio programs. Bible portions: 1815.
Writing
Devanagari script.
Other Comments

Different from Mewati, dialect of Haryanvi [bgc]. Hindu, traditional religion.