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“ચોંધાવા”

હાલ ડસીને રોજ મલીને,યાર મડે ઇં ચોંધાવા;
પ્રેમજો રોગ લગીવ્યો તોકે,યાર મડે ઇં ચોંધાવા.

આઉં મસ્ત ભનીને રોજ ફરાં,કડેં યારેમેં ધીલધારેમેં;
જે ભાગ ભગીચેમેં,ધરિયાજે નયજે આરેમેં(૨)
તોકે ડઠી ત ધીલ થ્યો ઘાયલ,યાર મડે ઇં ચોંધાવા…પ્રેમજો

મન મોર ભનીને નાચ કરે,કડેં કોયલજો કુકાર કરે;
તુરંગ તરામેં મન મુંજો,નત રોજ બુડે ને રોજ તરે(૨)
મુંજી ફરીવઇ ધુનિયા એડી,યાર મડે ઇં ચોંધાવા… ….પ્રેમજો

કસેં રાતવરાતમેં જાગીપાં,કડેં ધોરે ડીં મેં સોણા લજે;
મન થઇને મણીધર ડોલેતો,જડેં પ્રેમજી મૌવર મનમેં વજે(૨)
ચેતો “ધુફારી” હીયોં હેરાણો,યાર મડે ઇં ચોંધાવા… ….પ્રેમજો

:પ્રભુલાલ ટાટારીઆ ”ધુફારી”

Learn Kutchi Online!

Recently came across a good Kutchi Web site with lot of Information about Kutchi Language and Grammer with Translation from Kutchi To English and English to Kutchi. The web site url is http://www.kutchilanguageonline.org.

It should be be helpful to Overseas Kutchis who wish to Learn Kutchi or improve their Kachchhi vocabulary .
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Kutchi Language

Kachchhi (also spelt Cutchi,Kutchhi or Kachchhi) (Devnagari,Sanskrit : कच्छी , Urdu: کچھی) is an Indo Aryan Language spoken primarily in the Kutch region of India (western) which is located between Sindh and Gujarat. Kachchhi is spoken by more than 11 million (1 crore 10 lakh) speakers worldwide(India, Pakistan, Africa, UK, US, ….). It is a clear dialect of Sindhi and often improperly referred to as a dialect of Gujarati. Kachchhi is much like Sindhi in almost all its grammar and most vocabulary. It is a unique language in itself especially in the way it is spoken and has many common words from Punjabi and Marwari(Rajasthan) as well.

It is spoken by the Kutchi people specifically, these are the Rajputs Jadeja, Bhanushalis, Lohanas,Brahmins (Rajgor Gnayathy : Bhuj), Megvals, Visa Oswal and Dasa Osval (Oshwal) Jains, followers of satpanth, Bhatias, Rabaris and various Muslim communities in the region, including the Muslim Khojas and Kutchi Memons.

Closely related languages

Kachhi is related to Sindhi, spoken in neighboring Sindh, Pakistan and parts of India. It is also mildly related to Gujarati since Kutchh is located in between Sindh and Gujarat.

Kachhi (Kutchi) is often thought to be a mixture of mostly Sindhi, some Rajasthani(Marwari), Gujarati, Punjabi and Rajasthani. Its lexical content shows the very large extent to which the language is a complex combination of Sindhi and some Rajasthani(Marwari), Gujarati, Punjabi although it has its unique traits as well.

It is likely that such linguistic similarities are the result of migrations over the centuries across the desert stretching from present-day Sindh to Saurashtra and Kutchh to the east, and Rajasthan.

Most Kachhis living in India are bilingual or trilingual, due to exposure to neighbouring languages such as Gujarati. While those in Pakistan are also bilingual or trilingual, due to exposure to closely-related neighbouring languages such as Sindhi. Kutchi is also written in Urdu script in Pakistan and is spoken in parts of Karachi.

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Kutchi Language gets script

Kutchi has been around for ages, passed down the generations by the spoken word. It’s current in one-third of the state, given the size of Kutch, but had to rely on Gujarati for written communication. Till an ingenious Kutchi, Dr Rajul Shah, perfected land’s very first written script.

Shah’s script has received approval from the copyrights office in New Delhi. The next step is underway, which is to get the nod from the Central government which takes about eight months to come.

Her work has also won the favour of influential Kutchi communities such as the Shri Kutchi Dasha Oswal Jan Gnati Mahajan, Mumbai, Shree Mahavir Jain Charitra Kalyan, Ratnashram and Shree Kutchi Jan Sewa Samaj, Ahmedabad.

Dr Shah, an ayurvedic doctor, psychologist and a graphologist, studied Kutch extensively and in great detail to devise a new writing system. Now, she is ready with it. Says Shah, “I was always bothered by the fact that my land never had a script. I wanted it to have one.

Read more at
http://www.kutchhiscriptsfirstinventor.com
http://www.ahmedabadmirror.com/index.aspx?page=article&sectid=3&contentid=200907112009071103202225014550c50

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