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Gujarati
ગુજરાતી
Gujarātī
Gujarati Script Sample.svg
"Gujarati" in Gujarati script
PronunciationTemplate:IPA-gu
Native toGujarat
Daman and Diu
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
RegionGujarat
EthnicityGujaratis
Native speakers49 million  (2007)ne2007
Language family
Early forms:
Writing systemGujarati alphabet (Brahmic)
Gujarati Braille
Arabic script
Devanagari (historical)
Official status
Official language inGujarat (India)[2]
Daman and Diu (India)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli (India)
Language codes
ISO 639-1gu
ISO 639-2guj
ISO 639-3guj
Linguasphere59-AAF-h
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Distribution of native Gujarati speakers in India
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Gujarati is an Indo-Aryan language. It is spoken in Gujarat, India and also in neighbouring Pakistan. It was the "mother tongue" of Gandhi and Muhammad Ali Jinnah. There are millions of Gujaratis who speak it as their first language. Gujarati is the 20th most common language in the United States of America. Mahatma Gandhi, the India's leader, once said about the Gujarati language: "Bad handwriting is a sign of an uncomplete education".

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