The Peoples? Linguistic Survey of India is a right based movement for carrying out a nation-wide survey of Indian languages especially the languages of fragile communities such as nomadic, coastal, island, hill and forest communities.
There are 88 volumes in the series of People?s Linguistic Survey of India published by us. This book is Part 3 of Volume 9 (Gujarat, Diu- Daman ane Dadra Nagar Havelini Bhasha [Gujarati]) of The People's Linguistic Survey of India Series (PLSI) undertaken and executed by Bhasha Research and Publication Center, Baroda.
The present book contains the information on 47 languages and linguistic variety of the Gujarat State of India. The survey of languages included in this volume are as follows:
a]Scheduled languages : Gujarati, Urdu and Sindhi. The regional varieties of Gujarati such as Charotari, Pattani, Vagheri, Halari, Surati, Saurashtri/Sorathi, Jataki, Mutawaki and Kutchhi have also been included in this volume. Similarly regional varieties of Sindhi have also been covered in this survey.
b]Tribal languages : Ambudi, Airani, Kathali Vasavi, Kathodi, Kunkana, Kotal, Kotwali, Garasiya, Gamit, Gorpa, Charani, Chaudhari, Dangi, Rathwi, Siddi, Dungara Bhili, Dungari Bhili, Dhodia, Tadavi, Talavia-Rathod, Dehwali, Panchamahali Bhili, Mavachi, Varali, Rathwi and Siddi.
c]Denotified, Nomadic Tribes [DNT] languages : Chamathi, Dafer, Thori, Nayaki, Bahurupi, Bhantu, Madari, Mir-Mirasi, Vanjhari, Vadi, Sandhi,
d]Coastal languages : Kolagha, Kodi, Kharwa, Mangeli, Mer.
The volume is supplemented with a]11 maps depicting linguistic variety in the State; b] elaborate bibliography given at the end of each chapter. c] an elaborate word- index at the end of the volume