Gujarat is in the news every now and then, owing to the Statue of Unity, Prime Minister Modi, or even the Ambanis and their constant pursuit to redefine most superlatives. But the Gujju culture is not just all about Dandiya Raas & Garba nights (and gathiyas and fafras!) but well extends to the exquisite textiles, lavish thalis with mouth-watering kadhis, an endless variety of munchies, the warm hospitable nature of the Gujjus and a vibrant array of handicrafts that they are known for universally! With this article, we’re celebrating a much-loved language of all the Hansa bens and Jignesh bhais everywhere – presenting ‘Gujarati’.

 

Significant aspects

 

This Indo-Aryan language shares a lot of vocabulary with Hindi and Punjabi, just like other languages derived from Sanskrit. The word Gujarati (ગુજરાતી) by itself comes from “Gujara” i.e. a branch of the White Huns, who ruled the area during the eighth and ninth centuries.

 

With nearly 56 million speakers as was recorded in 2016, there is a sizable community of Gujaratis who live and work outside India. The Gujarati population in the USA and Canada is notably significant and this amicable community is known to carry along their culture with them, wherever they go. With 26 million Gujarati online users expected by 2021, the internet adoption rate is pretty significant. That is perhaps why Gujarati language localisation services are the need of the hour. There is always a lot of demand for English to Gujarati translation services, Gujarati translators and Gujarati interpreters in India. As for fun facts, a characteristic trait about the Gujarati people, apart from their passion for food, is their terrific flair for business and family trade.

 

 

Tracing back the links

 

There are several dialects of Gujarati, including Kachchi, Kathiawadi, and Surati. Bhili is a language similar to Gujarati that is spoken by tribal groups in northern and eastern Gujarat, while there are also other dialects that are spoken by the Parsis and Bohri Muslims.

 

Visually, the Gujarati script is very similar to Devanagari but without the letters crossed off at the top, as in Hindi or Marathi. A descendant of the Brahmi script, Gujarati is usually written in a cursive manner. Until the 19th century, the Gujarati script was used mainly for writing letters and keeping accounts, while the Devanagari script was used in literary and academic texts. Today, the Gujarati script is the official script used in Gujarat.

 

Trending today

 

Back in 2017, it was predicted that by 2021, the number of Hindi internet users was estimated to be more than English users at 201 million*. In light of this, several digital platforms have adopted a regional content strategy to reach out to the 1.3 billion population of India, after realising the limited potential of consumers in the urban pockets. The future of the language industry in India is indeed headed towards the vernacularisation of all content across domains, an effort made by industries and the government alike.

 

On a more micro level, it has never been more important to know how to speak, read and type your own mother tongue, especially if it is one spoken by a significant number of people in the country. The enormous flux of content going out in Indian languages at this very moment is nothing short of a digital revolution. So, if you are looking for help with any of the following translations, or would like to learn more about online Gujarati language translation services, please get in touch with us. Click here to try a sample translation completely free!

 

  • website translation
  • agreement translation
  • visiting cards translation
  • birth certificate translation
  • death certificate translation
  • marriage certificate translation
  • residence permit translation
  • technical document translation
  • profile translation
  • marksheet translation
  • educational certificates translation
  • visa translation
  • manual translation
  • book translation
  • driving licence translation
  • medical records translation
  • subtitling translation
  • closed caption translation
  • financial report translation
  • blog translation
  • SMS translation
  • product description translation
  • MTPE translation
  • book translation
  • technical translation
  • medical translation
  • financial translation
  • legal translation
  • business translation
  • automobile translation
  • defence translation
  • agriculture translation
  • tourism translation

 

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*Indian Languages – Defining India’s Internet, KPMG and Google Report, 2017

 

Content curated & SmartRead by: Team Vernac

Author: Alifya Thingna