Gujarati is a language native to Gujarat, in India. It is a language that is spoken across the world in many nations with significant native speakers residing outside of the language’s native region of Gujarat.
It is spoken in the Indian region of “Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu” as well as Gujarat, making it one of the major languages in Western India. Out with India itself, there are substantial Gujarati communities in both the UK, US, and Canada.
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Gujarati is one of the oldest languages in existence today and can be traced back to being over 700 years old. It is a language that has developed from Old Gujarati that can be dated to have existed as far back at 1100 – 1500 CE.
Originally the language evolved from its early form of Prakrit and can be traced as far back as developing from Sanskrit. It is considered to be part of the Indo-Aryan language family, specifically the Western language family.
Gujarati was divided into three dialects historically by William Tisdall, but following the misrepresentation of sub-dialects, the groupings were restructured into the 7 modern dialects that exist today; standard Gujarati, Saurashtra, Gamadia, Kathiawari, Parsi, and Lisan ud-Dawat.
Overall, Gujarati is spoken by over 56 million people natively and around 4 million people as a second language. It is also considered a minority, protected language in South Africa. With so many Gujarati speakers, getting a Gujarati voice actor can be crucial to the international success of your brand image, creative project, and overall message.
It is important to consider Gujarati when looking to take your project to other audiences and regions with such a worldwide presence. For this, a native Gujarati voice actor is vital to maintain the authenticity of your message or project.
Here at Voquent, we have endeavored to facilitate access to native Gujarati voice actors. We realize that accessing languages that are spoken across the world is vital to the projects that require it. That is why we rigorously vet every voice that we work with to ensure a high quality of recording can be produced. Our worldwide reach also enables us to access recording studios native to the Gujarat communities across the world – be it in Gujarat itself or somewhere further afield like Canada.