Gujarati is spoken throughout India, and it’s the official language of Gujarat, spoken by the Gujarati people. This Indo-Aryan language came from Old Gujarati in 1100-1500 CE, making it over 700 years old. It’s also spoken in Dadra, Daman, Dui, and Nagar Haveli, where it’s also the official language.
It’s the sixth-most spoken language in India. More than 4% of India speaks this language, and more than 55 million people speak Gujarati all over the world.
The language is also spoken somewhat throughout Pakistan, and it’s spoken in Gujarati communities in the Western world, including the U.S.
Other countries where Gujarati is spoken include:
- South Africa
English to Gujarati Translation
Translating English to Gujarati is trickier than with some other languages. The major dialects of Gujarati include:
- Standard Gujarati
- East African Gujarati
This language does borrow a few words from other languages, making some words slightly easier to learn. We recommend learning these words first to make your transition from English to Gujarati even easier. Some words that you might recognize from Romance and Germanic languages include:
- Anaanas (pineapple)
- Kobee (cabbage)
- Pagaar (pay)
- Paaun (bread)
Gujarati has many vowels and contains almost 10 vowel phonemes (vowels that change the meaning of the word).
Trying to learn Gujarati online? We recommend using machine translation software that has a Gujarati translation tool and can easily translate text to speech, such as the Vocre app, available on Google Play for Android or the Apple Store for iOS.
Software such as Google Translate or Microsoft’s language learning app doesn’t offer the same English translation accuracy as paid apps.
English Gujarati translators and translation services often charge nearly $50 an hour. If you’re trying to translate simple texts, we recommend inputting the text into a language translation software program or app.
Check out our online translation tool that can help you learn basic words and phrases, such as hello in other languages.
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