Marathi is one of the many languages spoken in India, and has a long literary history. The oldest evidence of written Marathi is found at the base of a thousand year old gigantic statue in southern Indian town of Shrawana-belagola. The inscription is about the king Gangaraya who funded the effort, and his general Chamundaraya, who erected the statue for the king.
Dialects of Marathi include Konkani, Ahirani, Manadeshi.
prabhaat: dawn grha: house prabhaate: at dawn grhe: at/in houseMarathi:
pahaat: dawn ghar: house pahaate: at dawn ghari: at/in/to houseIt is mostly spoken in the state of Maharashtra.
See also: Languages of India and Pakistan