The Languages of Gujarat, Diu & Daman and Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Volume 9, Part 2 - People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI)
G. N. Devy (Chief editor), Kanji Patel (Ed.)
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Gujarat, with the longest coastline in the country, is also one of the largest states of India. The union territory of Diu & Daman and Dadra & Nagar Haveli is closely associated with the state as well. Due to years of migratory influences, this vast area is a melting pot of people, cultures and languages, and this makes it uniquely diverse. Though Gujarati is spoken by the majority, there are a number of languages that make up the linguistic matrix. This volume of the People’s Linguistic Survey of India, The Languages of Gujarat, Diu & Daman and Dadra & Nagar Haveli (volume nine, part two) sheds light on not just Gujarati and its varieties, but also other Scheduled and Non-Scheduled languages, Tribal languages, and most importantly, the languages of Denotified, Nomadic and Coastal communities in use in the state as well as the union territory. It is hoped that the volume will draw attention to the distinct linguistic environment and the harmony with which these languages coexist in this part of the country.

G. N. Devy is the chief editor of the PLSI series. He taught at the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, till 1996 before leaving to set up the Bhasha Research Centre in Baroda and the Adivasi Akademi at Tejgadh. There, he worked towards conserving and promoting the languages and culture of indigenous and nomadic communities. Apart from being awarded the Padma Shree, he has received many awards for his work in literature and language conservation.

Kanji Patel is former Director, Adivasi Academy, Tejgadh, and a prominent poet and fiction writer in Gujarati. His poetry collections include Janpad, Dungardev, Desh and Dharatina Vachan and his best-known fiction work is Dahelu (translated in English as Rear Verandah). He received the Katha Award in 1996 and the Dhumketu Prize in 2008 for his literary contributions. He also organised the Kaleshwari Mela (1998 to 2017) in Mahisagar district to provide a platform for cultural expression to Denotified Tribes and Adivasis from across India.

The People’s Linguistic Survey of India
The National Editorial Collective
List of Volumes
A Nation Proud of Its Language Diversity: Chief Editor’s Introduction
Introduction to the Volume
Contributors to the Volume
An Appeal to Readers
List of Languages Covered in this Volume

Section I: Gujarati and its Regional and Social Varieties
1. The Emergence of Gujarati
• Charotari
• Meghval
• Pattani
• Saurashtri/Sorathi
• Surati

Section II: Other Scheduled Languages and Major Non-Scheduled Languages
2. Sindhi
3. Jataki
4. Mutvaki
5. Urdu
6. Kutchi
7. Arabic and Persian: A Note

Section III: Tribal Languages
8. Airani
9. Ambudi
10. Charani
11. Chaudhari
12. Dangi
13. Dehwali
14. Dhodia
15. Dungara Bhili
16. Dungri Bhili
17. Gamit
18. Garasia
19. Gorpa
20. Kathodi
21. Kolgha
22. Koli
23. Kotli
24. Konkana
25. Mavchi
26. Panchmahali Bhili
27. Rathwi
28. Siddi
29. Tadavi
30. Talavia Rathod
31. Vasavi
32. Warli

Section IV: The Languages of Denotified, Nomadic, and Coastal Communities
33. Bahurupi
34. Bhantu
35. Chamthi
36. Dafer
37. Kharava
38. Madari
39. Mangeli
40. Memani
41. Mirasi
42. Nayaki
43. Sandhi
44. Thori
45. Vadi
46. Vanjari



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