Rajasthani is divided into four big groups,
the biggest being that of Marwari. Standard Marwari is spoken mainly in
and around Jodhpur district and has some influence on the dialects in
Barmer, Jalore, Pali and part of Nagaur district.
The dialect is also spoken in mixed form in the east
in Ajmer, Udaipur, Bhilwara and Chittorgarh district; in the south in
Sirohi district and the Palanpur district of Gujarat; in the west in Jaisalmer
district and in the north in Bikaner, Churu, Sikar and Jhunjhunu districts.
It is also spoken with some Punjabi influence in Ganganagar district in
In the south-east in Mewar (Udaipur, Bhilwara
and Chittorgarh districts) and its neighbourhood, there is the well-known
eastern form of Marwari known as Mewari. In the southern part of Pali
and Jalore districts, the whole of Sirohi district and the northern part
of Palanpur, there is a southern sub-dialect. The dialect spoken in the
western parts of Barmer, Jaisalmer, Thar and Parkar areas of Sind is called
Thali in the north and Dhatak in the west.
forms of Marwari cover Bikaner, Churu, Ganganagar, Sikar and Jhunjhunu
districts. In Bikaner it is called Bikaneri while in the north-eastern
part of Churu it is known as Bagri.