Kutchi (કચ્છી / ڪڇّي)

Kutchi is an Indo-Aryan language with about 866,000 speakers mainly in India in the Kutch region of Gujarat, and also in Sindh in Pakistan. There are also some Kutchi speakers in Trinidad and Tobago.

Kutchi is also known as Cutchi, Kutchhi or Kachchhi and is related to Sindhi and Gujarati. It also contains quite a lot of vocabulary from Sindhi, Gujarati and Rajasthani.

In Pakistan Kutchi is written with the Sindhi version of the Perso-Arabic script, and in India the Gujarati is used. In 2009 a new script for Kutchi was developed by Dr Rajul Shah more details.

Gujarātī script for Kutchi

Vowels and vowel diacritics

Gujarati vowels and vowel diacritics with pa

Consonants

Gujarati consonants

Sindhi alphabet for Kutchi

Sindhi alphabet for Kutchi

Information about Kutchi alphabets and pronunciation complied by Wolfram Siegel

Sample text

કંડલા ભારત દેશજે આથમણે ભરાજે ગુજરાત રાજ્યજે વિસ્તારમેં સૌથી વડે હેડે કચ્છ જિલ્લેજે ગાંધીધામ શહેર નજીકજો મહત્વજો ને દેશજે પશ્ચિમી ધરિયા કિનારેજો હકડો વડો બંધર આય. હી બંધર અરબ સમંધરજે કિનારે કચ્છજે અખાતમેં ભનેલો આય. દેશજે ભાગલે પોય કરાંચી બંધર પાકિસ્તાનકે સોંપાણો તેથી આથમણે ભારતજે મહત્વજે બંધર સંઈ ઇ. સ. ૧૯૫૦મેં કંડલાજી સ્થાપના કરેમેં આવઈ .

Transliteration

Kaṇḍalā bhārata deśaje āthamaṇe bharāje gujarāta rājyaje vistāramẽ sauthī vaḍe heḍe kaccha jilleje gāndhīdhāma śahera najīkajo mahatvajo ne deśaje paścimī dhariyā kinārejo hakaḍo vaḍo bandhara āya. Hī bandhara araba samandharaje kināre kacchaje akhātamẽ bhanelo āya. Deśaje bhāgale poya karāñcī bandhara pākistānake sompāṇo tethī āthamaṇe bhārataje mahatvaje bandhara sãī i.

Sample text provided by Sammy Silvers

Links

Information about Kutchi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kutchi_language
http://www.kutchilanguageonline.co.cc
http://www.kutchimaadu.com/general/kutchi-language/

Online Kutchi lessons
http://www.panjokutch.com/Learn%20Kutchi/main%20page.htm

Recordings in Kutchi
http://globalrecordings.net/en/language/3922

Indo-Aryan languages

Awadhi, Assamese, Bengali, Bhili, Bhojpuri, Chakma, Chhattisgarhi, Dhivehi, Dhundari, Domari, Fiji Hindi, Garhwali, Gujarati, Hajong, Hindi, Indus Kohistani, Kangri, Kashmiri, Konkani, Kotia, Kutchi, Lambadi, Magahi, Maithili, Marathi, Marwari, Modi, Nepali, Odia, Palula, Parkari Koli, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Rangpuri, Rohingya, Romani, Saraiki, Sarnámi Hindustani, Sindhi, Sinhala, Shina, Sourashtra, Sugali, Sylheti, Tanchangya, Torwali, Urdu

Languages written with the Gujarati alphabet

Bhili, Gujarati, Kutchi

Languages written with the Arabic alphabet

Adamaua Fulfulde, Afrikaans, Arabic (Algerian), Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Lebanese), Arabic (Modern Standard), Arabic (Moroccan), Arabic (Syrian), Arabic (Tunisian), Arwi, Äynu, Azeri, Balti, Baluchi, Beja, Belarusian, Bosnian, Brahui, Chagatai, Chechen, Comorian, Crimean Tatar, Dargwa, Dari, Dogri, Domari, Gilaki, Hausa, Hazaragi, Indus Kohistani, Kabyle, Karakalpak, Konkani, Kashmiri, Kazakh, Khowar, Khorasani Turkic, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lezgi, Luri, Malay, Marwari, Mandekan, Mazandarani, Morisco, Mozarabic, Ormuri, Palula, Parkari Koli, Pashto, Persian/Farsi, Punjabi, Qashqai, Rajasthani, Rohingya, Salar, Saraiki, Serer, Shabaki, Shina, Shughni, Sindhi, Somali, Tatar, Tausūg, Torwali, Turkish, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Wakhi, Wolof

Syllabic alphabets / abugidas

Ahom, Aima, Badaga, Balinese, Balti-A, Balti-B, Batak, Baybayin (Tagalog), Bengali, Bhaiksuki, Bhujimol, Bilang-bilang, Bima, Blackfoot, Brahmi, Buhid, Burmese, Carrier, Chakma, Cham, Cree, Dehong Dai, Devanagari, Dham Lipi, Ditema, Dives Akuru, Dogra, Ethiopic, Evēla Akuru, Fraser, Gond, Goykanadi, Grantha, Gujarati, Gunjala Gondi, Gupta, Gurmukhi, Hanifi, Hanuno'o, Ibalnan, Inuktitut, Javanese, Jenticha, Kaithi, Kadamba, Kannada, Kawi, Kerinci, Kharosthi, Khema, Khe Phri, Khmer, Khojki, Khudabadi, Kirat Rai, Kulitan, Lampung, Lanna, Lao, Lepcha, Limbu, Lontara/Makasar, Lota Ende, Magar Akkha, Mahajani, Malayalam, Manpuri, Meroïtic, Masarm Gondi, Modi, Mon, Mongolian Horizontal Square Script, Multani, Nandinagari, Newa, Ojibwe, Odia, Pahawh Hmong, Pallava, Phags-pa, Purva Licchavi, Ranjana, Redjang, Sasak, Savara, Satera Jontal, Shan, Sharda, Siddham, Sinhala, Sorang Sompeng, Sourashtra, Soyombo, Sundanese, Syloti Nagri, Tagbanwa, Takri, Tamil, Tanchangya (Ka-Pat), Tani, Thaana, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigalari (Tulu), Tikamuli, Tocharian, Tolong Siki, Vatteluttu, Warang Citi


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