English to Marathi & Marathi to English Dictionary
Marathi Dictionary is a bilingual dictionary that translates words from English to Marathi or Marathi to English. It is a part of Language Networking, a social and educational initiative by KHANDBAHALE.COM, and is free and open to all for non-commercial use. It is recognised as an accurate and authentic language resource by scholars and experts and can also be downloaded as software and apps for multiple devices for online and offline use.
About the Marathi Language
Marathi (मराठी Marāṭhī) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by the Marathi people of western and central India. There are over 68 million fluent speakers worldwide. Marathi has the fourth largest number of native speakers in India and is the fifteenth most spoken language in the world. Marathi has some of the oldest literature of all modern Indo-Aryan languages, dating from about 1000 AD. The major dialects of Marathi are called Standard Marathi and Warhadi Marathi.There are a few other sub-dialects like Ahirani, Dangi, Vadvali, Samavedi, Khandeshi, and Malwani. Standard Marathi is the official language of the State of Maharashtra. Marathi has a rich literary tradition, with the earliest known work being the "Dnyaneshwari" written in the 13th century by the Marathi saint and poet Dnyaneshwar. It has produced many poets and authors, including V.V. Shirwadkar, who is considered to be one of the greatest poets in the language. Marathi script is called "Devanagari" script, it is widely used for writing other languages such as Hindi, Nepali and Sanskrit. Despite its rich history, Marathi has faced challenges in recent years with the rise of English and other languages. This has led to a decline in the use of Marathi, particularly among the youth. However, there are efforts to preserve and promote the language, such as the inclusion of Marathi in the curriculum of schools and the establishment of Marathi-language radio and television programs. In recent years, the use of technology has also helped to promote the language, with the internet and social media providing a platform for Marathi speakers to connect and share information. Marathi is a rich and unique language with a long history and a rich literary tradition. Despite facing challenges, there are efforts to preserve and promote the language, and with the help of technology, it is possible for the language to continue to thrive in the future.
मराठी ही इंडो-युरोपीय भाषाकुलातील एक भाषा आहे. भारतातील प्रमुख २२ भाषांपैकी मराठी एक आहे. महाराष्ट्र आणि गोवा ह्या राज्यांची मराठी ही अधिकृत राजभाषा आहे. मराठी प्रथम भाषा (मातृभाषा) असणाऱ्यांच्या लोकसंख्येनुसार मराठी ही जगातील पंधरावी व भारतातील चौथी भाषा आहे. मराठी बोलणार्यांची एकूण लोकसंख्या ९,००,००,००० आहे. मराठी भाषा ९व्या शतकापासून प्रचलित आहे. मराठी भाषेची निर्मिती संस्कृतमधून निर्माण झालेल्या महाराष्ट्री प्राकृत व अपभ्रंश या भाषांपासून झाली आहे.
Spoken In : India, Mauritius and Israel, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh parts of Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, and Daman & Diu.
Native Speakers: 68 million Marathi proper (1997) another 7 million Varhadi (1995), 3 million as a second language
Language family: Indo-European > Indo-Iranian > Indo-Aryan > Southern Indo-Aryan > Marathi
Writing system: Devanagari (standard), Modi (shorthand script), Latin (social networking and online chat).
Official language in: India (State of Maharashtra, Union territories of Daman-Diu) and Dadra Nagar Haveli
Regulated by: Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad & various other institutions
Language codes: mr (ISO 639-1), mar (ISO 639-2, ISO 639-3)
Marathi is primarily spoken in Maharashtra and parts of neighboring states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh, union-territories of Daman-diu and Dadra Nagar Haveli. The cities of Baroda, Surat, Ahmedabad and Belgaum (Karnataka), Indore, Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh), Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) and Tanjore (Tamil Nadu) each have sizable Marathi-speaking communities. Marathi is also spoken by Maharashtrian emigrants worldwide, especially in the United States, Israel, Mauritius, and Canada.
- Government: National Portal of India : india.gov.in
- Government of Maharashtra
- Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathi_language
- Marathi language at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
- Marathi is an official language of Dadra and Nagar Haveli Administration's profile
- Abstract of Language Strength in India: 2001 Census
- Official Languages Resolution, 1968, para.2
- A Survey of Marathi Dialects. VIII. Gāwḍi, A.M.Ghatage & P.P.Karapurkar. The State Board for Literature and Culture, Bombay. 1972.
- Marathi Sahitya (Review of the Marathi Literature up to I960) by Kusumavati Deshpande, Maharashtra Information Centre, New Delhi
- 'Marathi Vyakaran' (Marathi Grammar) - Moreshvar Sakharam More.
- Marathyancha Itihaas by Dr. Kolarkar (pg.3)
- Molesworth, J. T. (James Thomas). A dictionary, Marathi and English. 2d ed., rev. and enl. Bombay: Printed for government at the Bombay Education Society's press, 1857.
- Vaze, Shridhar Ganesh. The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English. Poona: Arya-Bhushan Press, 1911.
- Tulpule, Shankar Gopal and Anne Feldhaus. A dictionary of old Marathi. Mumbai: Popular Prakashan, 1999.