Saurashtra Language in present Gujarat?

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Hello,

I will be visiting Gujarat very soon. My plan is to visit

Ahmedabad
Dwarka
Somnath

I'm very excited to visit saurashtra parts of Gujarat because that's my home land. I was told that we left our home land(saurashtra region) at the time of 1024 AD. I belong to saurashtra community and we speak saurashtra language. Currently I live in south India. Does any one know whether people in Gujarat's saurashtra region still speaking saurashtra language? If so I'm exited to meet them. Or do any one have idea about saurashtra language in present Gujarat?

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Hi Raamee,

Welcome to Indiamike,
Yes people of saurashtra still speak in their mother tougue that is the saurashtra language,certain words and accent differ from what the gujratis living in metros or in north gujrat speak.Enjoy your trip to your ancestral land.By the way even I belong to saurashtra and visit it atleast once a ayear.
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This is the language you are referring to. It is spoken by descendants of people who migrated from Western India to South India several centuries ago.
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Yes..They still speak the language. Lots of similarity to people who speak Gujarati through out Gujarat. My parents were from Saurashtra and I grew up in Ahmedabad. I visit Saurashtra every year and love the people there. They'll welcome you with love, invite you to their home, feed you and treat you like a god.
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Thank you for the information. Can any one pronounce "What's your name" and "How are you" in saurashtra? So that I can find the difference in our saurashtra language and the present sauashtra language the people speak in Gujarat.
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Not only in Saurashtra but everywhere in Gujarat people would say the same way..

What's your name: Tamaru Naam shu chhe? or Tamaru Naam hun chhe?
How are you?: Kem Chho?
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Originally Posted by sb_amd_us View Post Not only in Saurashtra but everywhere in Gujarat people would say the same way..

What's your name: Tamaru Naam shu chhe? or Tamaru Naam hun chhe?
How are you?: Kem Chho?

Thank you.

That is fully Gujarathi. But in saurashtra language, it will be like this.

What's your name : Thorah naav kaayo?
How are you : Tumi sauriyamya? Or Tu kono se?

Lots of difference!
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Originally Posted by raamee View Post Thank you.

That is fully Gujarathi. But in saurashtra language, it will be like this.

What's your name : Thorah naav kaayo?
How are you : Tumi sauriyamya? Or Tu kono se?

Lots of difference!
Interesting! My parents were born in Saurashtra and spoke the language(kathiyawadi...I believe that's the language of Saurashtra) but never heard them saying the way you mentioned. Also, when I visit Saurashtra every year never hear them speaking that way also. I'm from Amreli region in Saurashtra.

When you visit Saurashtra, please let us know if people speak the way you described. All the best and keep us posted with how you feel visiting this region after such a long time.

Where are you from Saurashtra region?
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Originally Posted by sb_amd_us View Post Interesting! My parents were born in Saurashtra and spoke the language(kathiyawadi...I believe that's the language of Saurashtra) but never heard them saying the way you mentioned. Also, when I visit Saurashtra every year never hear them speaking that way also. I'm from Amreli region in Saurashtra.

When you visit Saurashtra, please let us know if people speak the way you described. All the best and keep us posted with how you feel visiting this region after such a long time.

Where are you from Saurashtra region?
I think what I wrote is not kathiyawadi but its patnuli. You can see the list of Gujarathi dialects: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gujarati_language#Dialects

We are gujarathi's but migrated to south India many centuries ago. Currently saurashtrians live majorly in Madurai, Tamilnadu. Here you find many saurashtra names like saurashtra school, saurashtra college,etc,. There are many reasons for the migration like south Indian kings invited us for weaving silks as saurastrians are good in that. And also due to Successive Mughal attacks in saurashtra, somnath.

You can know more about the saurashtra language here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saurashtra_language

I'm going to visit Saurashtra very soon and yes I'm very excited to see our home land. So just wanted to check whether people are still speaking the language we speak or whether its matches our slang.

I will surely update you about my trip to saurashtra.

Thank you.
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Ramee, How was your trip to Saurashtra?
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Post Status of our language

Hello everyone.. Can anyone update the status. I want to know whether the people in saurashtra still speak saurashtra or not. I also will be happy to know whether there are schools in gujarat teachi our language saurashtra. Will be apt if anyone from gujarat replies
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I am a sourashtrian from kumbakonam. I give a clarification about the language which is speaking in gujarat and Tamilnadu. After the invasion of mugals in somnath , people migrated to southindia. So, they have many language link from telugu, hindi and sourashtra. Which is not pure sourashtra. Many telugu words mixing is shown in sourashtra which is spoken in madurai. Bondi means vehicle which is in telugu. Likewise many words. There is great variation in madurai and kumbakonam sourashtra also.

Kumbakonam: To go nav kaya, pilla, meet pongal

Madurai : Tora nav kayo? , Bapu , mai , potha pongal

Like wise .. Learn .. lead. leap

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