Malvi is the language of the
Malwa region of
India, with more than a million speakers. The language is also
sometimes known as Malavi, Ujjaini, etc. Malvi is classified with the
Rajasthani languages, with Nimadi,
spoken in the
Nimar region of Madhya Pradesh and in
Rajasthan, being its closest cousin. The dialects of Malvi are, in
alphabetical order, Bachadi, Bhoyari, Dholewari, Hoshangabadi, Jamral, Katiyai, Malvi Proper, Patvi, Rangari, Rangri and Sondwari.
A survey in 2001 found only 4 dialects: Ujjaini (Ujjain,
Sehore districts), Rajawadi (Ratlam,
Neemuch districts), Umadwadi (Rajgarh
district) and Sondhwadi (Jhalawar
Malvi is very soothing and soft language . Apart from Malva it is spoken in
some parts of Mewar also.
One special form of Malvi called Rangari is very famous in Rajputs of Malva.
Mewari is a language spoken in the Mewar region of Rajasthan. It is a
close cousin of Marwari which is the probably the most known of the Rajasthani
languages. The grammar is like Hindi and it also shares many words. Some
consider it a dialect of Hindi. It is mostly spoken in Udiapur, Bhilwara,
Chittorgarh and Banswaada districts.
Marwari - The ancient name of Marwari is Maru. It is widely spoken in
Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner , Barmer, Nagaur , Pali ,Sikar, Ganganagar and
Ajmer districts. Marwari Literature includes the speciality of Sanskrit,
Prakrit , Apbransh.