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1 Countries
1.1 Countries
Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, India, Maharashtra
1.2 Total No. Of Countries
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4
Rank: 11 (Overall)
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1.3 National Language
India
1.4 Second Language
Andra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana
1.5 Speaking Continents
Asia
1.6 Minority Language
Israel, Mauritius
1.7 Regulated By
Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad
1.8 Interesting Facts
  • Marathi ranks 4th in India based on the number of native speakers.
  • Marathi language has borrowed plenty of loanwords from Urdu, Persian, Arabic and Sanskrit.
1.9 Similar To
Konkani Language
1.10 Derived From
Sanskrit Language
2 Alphabets
2.1 Alphabets in
2.2 Alphabets
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52
Rank: 31 (Overall)
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2.3 Phonology
2.3.1 How Many Vowels
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16
Rank: 13 (Overall)
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2.3.2 How Many Consonants
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36
Rank: 26 (Overall)
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2.4 Scripts
Devanagari
2.5 Writing Direction
Left-To-Right, Horizontal
2.6 Hard to Learn
2.6.1 Language Levels
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3
Rank: 2 (Overall)
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2.6.2 Time Taken to Learn
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4 weeks
Rank: 2 (Overall)
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3 Greetings
3.1 Hello
हॅलो (Hĕlō)
3.2 Thank You
धन्यवाद (Dhan'yavāda)
3.3 How Are You?
तू कसा आहेस? (Tū kasā āhēsa?)
3.4 Good Night
शुभ रात्री (Śubha rātrī)
3.5 Good Evening
चांगले संध्याकाळी (Cāṅgalē sandhyākāḷī)
3.6 Good Afternoon
शुभ दुपार (Śubha dupāra)
3.7 Good Morning
शुभ प्रभात (Śubha prabhāta)
3.8 Please
कृपया (Kr̥payā)
3.9 Sorry
क्षमस्व (Kṣamasva)
3.10 Bye
बाय (Bāya)
3.11 I Love You
मी तुझ्यावर प्रेम करतो (Mī tujhyāvara prēma karatō)
3.12 Excuse Me
मला माफ करा (Malā māpha karā)
4 Dialects
4.1 Dialect 1
Maharashtrian Konkani
4.1.1 Where They Speak
Kokan
4.1.2 How Many People Speak
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2,400,000.00
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4.2 Dialect 2
Varhadi
4.2.1 Where They Speak
Vidarbha
4.2.2 How Many People Speak
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7,000,000.00
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4.3 Dialect 3
Khandeshi
4.3.1 Where They Speak
Khandesh
4.3.2 How Many People Speak
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4.4 Total No. Of Dialects
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42
Rank: 29 (Overall)
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5 How Many People Speak
5.1 How Many People Speak?
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71.00 million
Rank: 25 (Overall)
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5.2 Speaking Population
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1.10 %
Rank: 18 (Overall)
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5.3 Native Speakers
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68.00 million
Rank: 16 (Overall)
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5.3.1 Second Language Speakers
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3.00 million
Rank: 32 (Overall)
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5.3.2 Native Name
मराठी (marāṭhī)
5.3.3 Alternative Names
Maharashtra, Maharathi, Malhatee, Marthi, Muruthu
5.3.4 French Name
marathe
5.3.5 German Name
Marathi
5.4 Pronunciation
[məˈɾaʈʰi]
5.5 Ethnicity
Marathi people
6 History
6.1 Origin
10th century
6.2 Language Family
Indo-European Family
6.2.1 Subgroup
Indo-Iranian
6.2.2 Branch
Indic
6.3 Language Forms
6.3.1 Early Forms
Maharashtri Prakrit
6.3.2 Standard Forms
Marathi
6.3.3 Language Position
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6.3.4 Signed Forms
Indian Signing System (ISS)
6.4 Scope
Individual
7 Code
7.1 ISO 639 1
mr
7.2 ISO 639 2
7.2.1 ISO 639 2/T
mar
7.2.2 ISO 639 2/B
mar
7.3 ISO 639 3
mar
7.4 ISO 639 6
Not Available
7.5 Glottocode
mara1378
7.6 Linguasphere
omr
7.7 Types of Language
7.7.1 Language Type
Living
7.7.2 Language Linguistic Typology
Subject-Object-Verb
7.7.3 Language Morphological Typology
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Know Alphabets in Marathi

When you start learning to write in any language the Alphabets form a skeleton of any language. Let's talk About Marathi Language, where you will learn the number of letter in Marathi Alphabets. Every language has its own set of alphabets or characters so it is necessary to know alphabets in Marathi. Marathi phonology gives Marathi vowels and Marathi consonants. There are 16 vowels and 36 consonants in Marathi language. Based upon the number of alphabet, vowels and consonants in the language we can check if Marathi is one of the Most Difficult Languages. All about Marathi language is given in detail in this section.

All Marathi countries

Want to explore all Marathi countries? About Marathi language serves you with all Marathi Speaking Countries. Countries that use Marathi as official language are called as Marathi countries.

  • Countries that use Marathi as their National Language are: India.

Second language indicates to any language which the person learns in addition to first or native language.

  • Countries that use Marathi as second language are: Andra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana.

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Learn Marathi greetings

Languages are used by every human being to communicate. And communication begins with the greetings. First step to form any interaction is to learn Marathi Greetings. Whenever you are travelling to new country where in you don’t know the local language of that country then you should at least be familiar with some greetings to start any formal or informal conversion. When we talk about Marathi language, we are always interested in learning useful phrases in Marathi language.Learn Marathi greetings that can be used in formal situations:

  • Hello: हॅलो (Hĕlō)
  • Thank you: धन्यवाद (Dhan'yavāda)
  • Good Morning: शुभ प्रभात (Śubha prabhāta)
  • Good Evening: चांगले संध्याकाळी (Cāṅgalē sandhyākāḷī)
  • Good Afternoon: शुभ दुपार (Śubha dupāra)

All Marathi Language Codes

Get to know all Marathi language codes here. There are several languages spoken all over the world where in most of the languages have alternate names which come from diverse sources. All Marathi Language Codes are assigned with unique code. There is usually two or three letters code for each language. In most of the applications, these language codes are used where it is tedious to use language names.