Marāṭhī language

Marāṭhī language

      Indo-Aryan language of western and central India. Its range extends from north of Bombay down the western coast past Goa and eastward across the Deccan; in 1966 it became the official language of the state of Mahārāshtra. The standard form of speech is that of the city of Pune (Poona).

      Descended from the Mahārāṣṭrī Prākrit, Marāṭhī has a significant literature. Books are printed in Devanāgarī script, which is also used for handwriting, although for handwriting there is also an alternate cursive form of Devanāgarī called Modi. Eastern Hindi (Hindi language) is the Indo-Aryan language most closely related to Marāṭhī. Like Hindi, Marāṭhī has lost most of its inflectional system to indicate case, using instead postpositions (like prepositions, only following the word) with an oblique “case” to serve the function originally filled by inflection.

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