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Mewati

A language of India

ISO 639-3wtm

Population  5,000,000 (2002 L. Gusain). 8% monolinguals.
Region  Rajasthan, Alwar, Bharatpur, Dholpur districts; Uttar Pradesh, Madhura District; Haryana, Gurgaon, Faridabad districts.
Alternate names   Mewathi
Dialects  45% intelligibility of Marwari [rwr]. Over 90% intelligibility with Alwar District dialect throughout Mewati area. Dialect in the Nuh area of Gurgaon is considered purest. Lexical similarity: 72%–77% with Hindi, 63% to 68% with Haryanvi [bgc], 57%–70% with Shekhawati [swv], 62%–67% with Dhundari [dhd], 52%–70% with Harauti [hoj], 68%–71% with Braj Bhasha [bra], 86%–99% between all varieties of Mewati.
Classification  Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Unclassified
Language use  Vigorous. Home, village, market. All ages. Positive attitude. Also use Hindi.
Language development  Literacy rate in L2: 25%.
Comments  Many Urdu [urd] loanwords. Muslim mixed with Hindu.
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