Gujarati

Gujarati


Essays
Wikipedia Gujarati
- Gives an overview of the language, its history, grammar, vocab, script, common words and phrases, links etc.
UCLA Gujarati profile
- Article with diagram on the history, dialects, script, grammar and role in society of Gujarati.
Gujarati Taster
- Short video introduction to Gujarati, covering speakers, reasons for studying it, relationship to other languages, script, phonology and examples of some basic words.
Milkman becomes fluent in Gujarati by talking to migrants on his round from the Daily Mail
Milkman breaks language barrier by learning Gujarati by Rahilo Bano, BBC Asian Network
- Interesting personal story about a learner of Gujarati, with some information about the language and an audio report with a sample of the milkman's Gujarati on the BBC article.
Omniglot Gujarati
- Information about Gujarati and the script with a nice chart of the letters and some links.

Courses
Teach yourself Gujarati
- PDF teaching everday language with dialogues, exercises and audio. Reviews here. Audio available here.
Gujarati Bharatiya Bhasha Jyoti (Gujarati textbook in Hindi)
- Online textbook for learning Gujarati through Hindi.

Websites
Gujarati language and literature
- Grammar based lessons with readings and grammar explanations.
Learn Gujarati with Utopian Vision
- Numbers, phrases with example sentences, searchable Gujarati dictionary with audio (also arranged topically) and some tests.
Travlang Gujarati
- Basic phrases for travellers with audio and quizzes.
Learn Gujarati
- Survival phrases written in transcription.
Gujarati lexicon
- An online dictionary as well as idioms and antonyms.
Gujarati links
- A nice site with lots of useful links for a learner of Gujarati.
Some Gujarati language resources
- Reviews of textbooks and a collection of links.
Field Support Online
- Lots of Gujarati language phrasebooks available to download with audio, some armed forces related.
Language Reef - Gujarati
- Website for teaching your children Gujarati, includes alphabet worksheets, vocabulary lists with pictures and various games.

Script
Gujarati Alphabet
- A chart of all the letters with audio and example words.
UK India Gujarati
- 11 progressive lessons teaching the Gujarati script with reading practice. No audio.
Language Reef - Gujarati
- Alphabet charts, videos showing how to write each letter, charts of combination letters, games for sorting the letters into alphabetical order and matching games. No audio.
ગુજરાતી મુળાક્ષરો કકોબારક્ષડી
- Alphabet song for Gujarati, with each letter and example words.
Scripts of all of Asia & Brahmi Scripts
- Comparative charts of Asian & Brahmi descended scripts.

E-books
Gujarati-English Learner's Dictionary by Babu Suthar, 2003
- 257 page dictionary using Gujarati script an IPA transcription. Also includes a brief grammar and numerals guide.
A Simplified Grammar of the Gujarati Language by W. St. Clair Tisdall, 1892
- A Gujarati grammar covering verbs, adjectives, pronouns, the alphabet as well as several reading texts with an accompanying dictionary. Uses romanization in the grammar section.
The Principles of Gujarati Grammar by G. S. Phadake & H. N. Ramsey, 1842
- Concise guide to Gujarati grammar, with lots of examples and conjugation charts. Handwritten Gujarati script used throughout.

Forums
Phrasebase Gujarati
- Unfortunately no posts yet but you may find some help if you post.
Unilang South Asian Languages
- Small but active forum with some useful threads for Gujarati.

Blogs
Learn Gujarati from English
- New blog that teaches Gujarati grammar as well as pronunciation and Gujarati script and vocabulary. Great resource.

Authentic Materials
BBC Asian network
- Several radio programs in Gujarati covering current affairs, music, entertainment etc.
Read Gujarati
- Essays, poems, short stories, stories for children, travel stories and more.
Sandesh India Press, Divyabhaskar,
- Newspapers in Gujarati.
SBS Gujarati
- Radio and podcasts about culture, news, science, entertainment; lots of interesting material.
Gujarati Authors
- Biographies of prominent Gujarati authors and Gujarati audio readings.

Technical
Lipikaar
- A Firefox & Windows download for typing in Gujarati. Simple & easy to use.
Quillpad
- Online tool for typing phonetically in Gujarati.
UniNagari: The simple, no-frills Indic typewriter
- Online tool for typing in Gujarati using the online keyboard layout.
Tamilcube Gujarati Dictionary
- English- Gujarati searchable dictionary. Gujarati-English is also available but not as intuitive to use.
Gujarati Lexicon
- Several searchable Gujarati dictionaries. Gujarati-English dictionary seems but the English-Gujarati dictionary seems to be more for native Gujarati speakers, giving definitions rather than single words.

Commercial
Gujarati dictionary and phrasebook
- A compact book with romanized Gujarati, looks useful.
Colloquial Gujarati
- Texbook teaching Gujarati and its script through dialogues, grammar notes, vocabu and exercises. The 1st half of the book uses romanization, the 2nd uses the Gujarati script. Reviews here.
The Student's Gujarati grammar
- A comprehensive book covering grammar, phonology, script etc with exercises.