Gu·​ja·​ra·​ti ˌgü-jə-ˈrä-tē How to pronounce Gujarati (audio)
or Gujerati : the Indo-Aryan language of Gujarat and neighboring regions in northwestern India
or Gujrati
güj-ˈrä-tē How to pronounce Gujarati (audio)
: a member of a people chiefly of Gujarat speaking the Gujarati language

Examples of Gujarati in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sev tamatar ki sabji, which crosses over into Gujarati traditions as well (Gujarat is a neighbor along Rajasthan’s more fertile southwestern border), is a dish of tomatoes simmered down and thickened, and then garnished with squiggly sev. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 6 July 2023 Tushar Daftary, a Morbi member of the Lions Clubs International, a community service group, said that due to major holidays in the past week, including Diwali and the Gujarati new year, many people were visiting their families in the area. Krishna Pokharel, WSJ, 31 Oct. 2022 The strike devolved into months of violence, and the Gujarati police did little to intervene, even as mobs killed more than 1,000 people—the majority Muslims—and destroyed tens of thousands of Muslim homes and businesses. Daniel Block, The Atlantic, 21 June 2023 The couple also are Smorgasburg regulars with their pop-up called Saucy Chick Rotisserie, which features roast chicken and sides that express flavors honoring Marcel’s Mexican roots and Rhea’s Gujarati lineage. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2023 The film will be released in India on June 2, 2023 in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi and Bengali versions. Patrick Frater, Variety, 8 May 2023 Contents are made as originals in a range of local languages including Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati and Bhojpuri. Patrick Frater, Variety, 13 Apr. 2023 At the wedding, in 1985, Nita wore the traditional Gujarati wedding garment composed of two saris: the panetar, representing her family, and the gharchola, representing her husband’s. Mark Rozzo, Town & Country, 2 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History


Hindi gujarātī, from Gujarāt Gujarat

First Known Use

1808, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Gujarati was in 1808

Dictionary Entries Near Gujarati

Cite this Entry

“Gujarati.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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