Shekhawati

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Shekhawati-Marwari
Population

3,000,000 (2002 L. Gusain).

Location

Rajasthan, Sikar, Jhunjhunun, and Churu districts.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Jhunjhunu-Churu, Sikar. 78% comprehension of Marwari [rwr], 72% intelligibility of Dhundari [dhd]. Lexical similarity: 74%–77% between dialects; 51%–68% with Marwari [rwr], 58%–80% with Merwari [wry], 45%–69% with Godwari [gdx], 57%–66% with Mewari [mtr], 66%–73% with Dhundari [dhd], 58%–66% with Haroti [hoj], 57%–70% with Mewati [wtm], 69%–76% with Bagri [gda], 61%–73% with Haryanvi [bgc], 55%–69% with Hindi [hin].

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, village, market, religion. Positive attitudes. Widespread bilingualism in Hindi [hin]; educated are more proficient in Hindi.

Writing
Devanagari script.
Other Comments

Hindu.