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Saurashtra: A Language, Region, Culture & Community

Sapovadia, Vrajlal (2014): Saurashtra: A Language, Region, Culture & Community.

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This research paper summarize a region currently called Saurashtra, a silk weaver community that migrated thousand year ago to South India as community, the language they speak and their relation with old place after thousand years. Saurashtra of India and people in the region speaks Gujarati language. Saurashtra is a language in South India spoken by Suarshtrian community. Suarshtrian community might have migrated Saurshtra region of Gujarat many centuries ago, but have similarities in culture till date. Saurashtra in context to language and community is written with some variations like Souarshtra, Sourashtram, Soaurashrians etc. Suarshtra in context to region is also known as Kathiawar and Sorath. This paper is substantially a compilation of detail of the region, language and community captured from online open sources on Wikipedia & various blogs to describe culture, relation, commonality, linkages and contrast between western India’s Saurashtra region and south India’s Sourashtrian community & language.

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