Marathi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken predominantly by around 83.1 million Marathi people of Maharashtra, India. It is the official language and co-official language in the Maharashtra and Goa states of Western India, respectively, and is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India. At 83.1 million speakers in 2019, Marathi ranks 10th in the list of most spoken languages in the world. Marathi has the third largest number of native speakers in India, after Hindi and Bengali. The language has some of the oldest literature of all modern Indian languages, dating back to around 600 BC. The major dialects of Marathi are Standard Marathi and the Varhadi dialect. Koli and Malvani Konkani have been heavily influenced by Marathi varieties.
According to the sources, the Maharashtra Congress president Balasaheb Thorat had meeting with the divided fractions of the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi recently, led by Marathi author Laxman Mane and.. DNA - Published
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday reiterated that teaching Marathi will be made mandatory in all schools across the state affiliated to any central, state or international education boards. DNA - Published