Gujarati is an Indo-Aryan language, and part of the greater Indo-European language family. It is derived from a language called Old Western Rajasthani (1100 - 1500 AD) which is the ancestor language of the modern Gujarati and Rajasthani languages. It is native to the Indian state of Gujarat, and is its chief language, as well as of the adjacent union territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
There are about 46.1 million speakers of Gujarati worldwide, making it the 26th most spoken native language in the world. Along with Romany and Sindhi, it is among the most western of Indo-Aryan languages. Gujarati was the first language of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the "father of India" and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the "iron man of India."
Gujarati on whatamieating.com
To find foods and foods and food-related items in whatamieating.com in Gujarati you may search by any of the following terms:
Gujarat Gujarati Gujerat Gujerati Gujrat Gujrati Gujerati Gujarathi Guzratee Guujaratee Gujrathi Gujerathi Hindi India Indian Sub-continent Subcontinent
These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with other languages. The traveller in India may not be precisely certain which language is in use, and can search using more general terms such as 'Indian''.
You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of red lentils, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
'G|ujarati red lentil' and then click on 'Translate from English'
One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so these more general searches such as 'Indian' may help in a successful search.
Also included in the glossary are dishes from the cuisine of the region, cookery terms, cooking methods, drinks, food festivals, days of the week, months of the year etc.
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