Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Gujarati (Gujrati), one of the chief Gaurian (Neo-Sanskritic) languages, current throughout Gujarat, West India. It flows directly from the Sauraseni Prakrit, and retains a large number of the old Sanskrit inflections, and has also borrowed numerous Arabic and Persian elements. Gujarati, which is written with a modified form of the Devanagari characters, is the language of the Parsees of Bombay. It has undergone little change since the fifteenth century, when its forms were fixed by Narsingh Mehta, the first noted Gujarati author.