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Malvi, or Malwi, is a Rajasthani language spoken in the Malwa region of India. It is closely related to Nimadi, which is spoken in the Nimar region of Madhya Pradesh.

Malvi
Native toIndia (Malva region of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan)
Native speakers
5.4 million (2011 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3mup
Glottologmalv1243  Malvi[2]

The dialects of Malvi are Ujjaini (Ujjain, Indore, Dewas, Shajapur, Sehore districts), Rajawadi (Ratlam, Mandsaur, Neemuch districts), Umathwadi (Rajgarh district), and Sondhwadi (Jhalawar district). Ujjaini is the prestige dialect, and the language as a whole sometimes goes by that name.

About 75% of the Malvi population can converse in Hindi, which is the official language of the Madhya Pradesh state, and literacy rate in a second language such as Hindi is about 40%. There are many unpublished materials in this language.

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  1. ^ "Statement 1: Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues - 2011". www.censusindia.gov.in. Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Malvi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.