Saurashtra: A Language, Region, Culture & Community

13 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2012

Date Written: April 3, 2012


Saurashtra is primarily known as a region in western part 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 discusses the fine detail of the Saurashtra region, Soursahtra language and Sourashtrian community in contect to their culture, historical relation, commonality, linkages and contrast between western India’s Saurashtra region and south India’s Sourashtrian community & language.

Keywords: Saurashtra, Sourashtra, Sourashtram, Patnūlkarar, Pattunuli, Khatri

JEL Classification: I20

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Sapovadia, Vrajlal K., Saurashtra: A Language, Region, Culture & Community (April 3, 2012). Available at SSRN: or

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