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Garasia, Rajput

A language of India

ISO 639-3gra

Population  100,000 (IEM 1999).
Region  Rajasthan, Sirchi, Pali, Udaipur districts; Gujarat, Banaskantha District.
Alternate names   Dhungri Garasia, Dungari Garasia, Dungri Grasia, Girasia, Grasia, Rajput Garasia
Dialects  Rajput Garasia do not understand Adiwasi Garasia [gas] but intelligibility is high the other way. Lexical similarity: 94%–99% with Gujarati [guj] and Rajasthani [mve] dialects, 75%–93% with Adiwasi Garasia [gas] dialects; 76%–84% with Patelia [bhb] dialects; 79%–86% with Wagdi [wbr]; 67%–84% with Marwari [rwr] dialects.
Classification  Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Bhil
Language use  Positive attitude. A few also use Hindi or Gujarati.
Language development  Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Bible portions: 1998.
Writing system  Devanagari script. Gujarati script.
Comments  A Scheduled Tribe in Rajasthan. Speakers are Warrior Caste. Separate language from Dungra Bhil [duh]. Dungra Bhil is sometimes used as an alternate name for Adiwasi Garasia [gas] and Rajput Garasia but probably refers to more than 1 group living in the hills (Dungra means hill). Agriculturalists: maize, wheat, sesame seed, aniseed, mustard seed, lentils; laborers during dry season. Traditional religion mixed with Hinduism.