Guarki, Gwarki

Lakhan Gusain lgusain at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 2 23:35:33 UTC 2009


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Thanks for mail. The name is Guvarki, Gwarki, or Gwaria oe Goaria. It is a dialect of Rajasthani and comes under the heading of Marwari--alongwith Dhatki, and Loarki. More deatils are here:

 

http://www.ethnologue.com/show_lang_family.asp?code=gig


Few years back, when I worked on Marwari, I conducted an extensive fieldwork of Gwarki speaking informants and found that Gwarki has some 80% lexical similarity with Marwari and Bagri dialects od Rajasthani.

 

For a history of Labana Sikhs, please check here: http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Labana

 

In Rajasthan, Labana are found in Ganganagar and Hanumangarh districts (Adjoing Punjab state).

 

I hope it works...

 

Regards,

 

Lakhan



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Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 17:41:53 -0400
From: tkbhatia at SYR.EDU
Subject: Re: Guarki, Gwarki
To: VYAKARAN at LISTSERV.SYR.EDU

VYAKARAN: South Asian Languages and Linguistics Net Editors: Tej K. Bhatia, Syracuse University, New York John Peterson, University of Osnabrueck, Germany Details: Send email to listserv at listserv.syr.edu and say: INFO VYAKARAN Subscribe:Send email to listserv at listserv.syr.edu and say: SUBSCRIBE VYAKARAN FIRST_NAME LAST_NAME (Substitute your real name for first_name last_name) Archives: http://listserv.syr.edu Here is a query from one of my students.


My name is Emera Bridger Wilson and I am working with a Sikh diasporic
community in eastern Rajasthan. At Partition, they emigrated from Sindh
province near Karachi and were resettled in northern and eastern
Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. They identify their language as
Guarki/Gwarki and they claim that it is similar to but distinct from
Gujarati. I would like to know more about this language and how it might
be related to their ethnic/caste background--they refer to themselves as
Lavana Sikhs. Thank you.



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