The debate on Rajasthani language is quite old.

Rajasthani Language:

There has been a debate going on for years regarding Rajasthani language.

On one hand, there is a struggle to include Rajasthani language in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution, while on the other hand, there is no consensus regarding this within the state itself.

Except for Western Rajasthan, people of rest of Rajasthan believe that Marwari is being imposed in the name of Rajasthani language.

Whereas Marwari is spoken only in 13-14 out of 50 districts of Rajasthan.

It started trending on Wednesday on the occasion of World Mother Language Day (#No_should_Rajasthani_Bhasha) is still top trending on 'X'.

Under this, people are debating about the recognition and identity of Rajasthani language.

One user wrote, 'Which language is Rajasthani language? Mewari, Bagdi, Marwari, Khairadi, Dhundhadi, Nagauri, Godwadi, Thali, Sirohi, Rangdi, Bhili, Toravati, Nimadi, Godwadi, Deodabari, Dathki, Shekhawati, or Brij. Talking about recognition?

Which is undefined?'

Which language is Rajasthani language, Mewari, Bagdi, Marwari, Khairadi, Dhundhadi, Nagauri, Godwadi, Thali, Sirohi, Rangri, Bhili, Toravati, Nimari, Godwadi, Deodabari, Dathki, Shekhawati, Brij.

Which language is being talked about as recognized?

which is undefined?

#No_want_Rajasthani_language https://t.co/oOiF9Oi7Hl pic.twitter.com/IvHiNbmaiS

‚ÄĒ Jitendra Sharmaūüáģūüá≥ (@Sharmaajitendra) February 21, 2024

Bharatiya Tribal Party leader Kantibai Adivasi has written, 'The spoken language which has been going on since time immemorial has been abolished.

We the 1 crore Bhil tribals in Rajasthan speak Bhili.

Bhili is also spoken in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Dadra Nagar Haveli.

No other bid should be imposed on us.

There are 3 crore Bhils in the country.

We have abolished the dialect language which has been going on since time immemorial. In Rajasthan, there are 1 crore Bhil tribals who speak Bhili. Same MP Gujarat mh, Bhili is spoken in Dadra Nagar Haveli too. Other dialects should not be imposed on us. There are 3 crore Bhils in the country. #No_should_Marwari_Boli# No_want_Rajasthani_language… pic.twitter.com/x77yo52zm1

‚ÄĒ Roat Kanti Bhai Adivasi (@RoatKantiBhai) February 21, 2024

Demand to include Rajasthani language in the 8th schedule 

The demand for recognition of Rajasthani language has been going on for many years.

There have been movements for this from time to time.

For the first time in 2003, the state assembly passed a resolution and sent it to the Centre, but Rajasthani did not become the official language.

After that, this request has been sent to the Central Government in the years 2009, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2023 also.

The previous Congress government had also formed Rajasthan Language Committee to get recognition for Rajasthani language. 

Obstacles in getting recognition of Rajasthani language?

The biggest reason for Rajasthani language not getting constitutional recognition is its lack of script.

Apart from this, even in Rajasthan there is no consensus regarding Rajasthani language.

Because different language dialects are spoken in different areas of Rajasthan.

Marwari dialect is spoken in the Marwar region of Rajasthan, which includes Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Pali, Nagaur districts.

Whereas Hadoti dialect is spoken in Kota, Jhalawar, Bundi and Baran districts.

Whereas in southern Rajasthan, Mewati dialect is spoken in Mewari and Alwar, Bharatpur districts.

At the same time, Shekhawati dialect is spoken in the nearby districts of Tonk, Ajmer in Jaipur and in the districts of Sikar, Churu and Jhunjhunu.

In such a situation, there is no single formula for Rajasthani language.

There is no clarity as to what should be called Rajasthani language. 

What are official languages?

There are 22 official languages ‚Äč‚Äčmentioned in Articles 344 (1) and 351 of the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India.

In the year 1950, 14 languages ‚Äč‚Äčwere included in the list of official languages.

After that, Sindhi in 1967 and four languages ‚Äč‚ÄčKonkani, Manipuri and Nepali languages ‚Äč‚Äčin 1992 were also included in the list of official languages.

At the same time, last time in 2004, four languages ‚Äč‚ÄčBodo, Dogri, Maithili and Santhali were also included in the list of official languages. 

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