Marathi (मराठी) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by the Marathi people of western and central India. There are over 68 million fluent speakers worldwide. Marathi has the fourth largest number of native speakers in India and is the fifteenth most spoken language in the world.
Standard Marathi is the official language of the State of Maharashtra.
Maharashtra is India’s leading industrial state contributing 15% of national industrial output and over 40% of India’s national revenue. Almost 46% of the GSDP is contributed by the industry. Major industries in Maharashtra include chemical and allied products, electrical and non-electrical machinery, textiles, petroleum and allied products, metal products, wine, jewellery, pharmaceuticals, engineering goods, machine tools, steel and iron castings and plastic wares.
Pune is the cultural capital of Maharashtra hosts many universities and educational as well as cultural centres. The dialect of Marathi spoken in Pune is considered as standard Marathi.
Apart from Maharashtra, Marathi is also spoken in parts of Goa, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Diu-Daman (Union Territories), Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli. As per a 1996 Amendment to the Maharashtra Official Languages Act, 1964, Marathi needs to be used for all official purposes of the state of Maharashtra, including the lower judiciary. The sheer volume of the business and trade activities in and around Maharashtra, its multi-cultural population and the above mentioned legal obligations make Marathi translation (Marathi into English translation and English into Marathi translation) necessary in all walks of life – whether it is legal, commercial or technical.
Training courses for Marathi language are also offered through our crash course series.