645,000 (2001 census). No monolinguals (2006 SIL).
Rajasthan, Alwar, Bharatpur, Dholpur districts; Uttar Pradesh, Madhura district; Haryana, Gurgaon, Faridabad districts.
Ahirwati. 45% intelligibility of Marwari [rwr]. Over 90% intelligibility of Alwar District dialect throughout Mewati area. Dialect in the Nuh area of Gurgaon is considered purest. Lexical similarity: 72%–77% with Hindi [hin], 63%–68% with Haryanvi [bgc], 57%–70% with Shekhawati [swv], 62%–67% with Dhundari [dhd], 52%–70% with Haroti [hoj], 68%–71% with Braj Bhasha [bra], 86%–99% between all varieties of Mewati.
Devanagari script [Deva].
People are called Meo; many Urdu [urd] loanwords. Muslim, Hindu.