#19 – Marathi (73 Million)
Marathi is one of the most spoken language of 22 scheduled language of India. Native speakers of Marathi is the official language of Maharashtra a state of India. Native speakers of Maharashtra are known as Marathi people. Marathi is spoken in the cities of Maharashtra lke Goa, Gujrat, Daman, Diu, Karnatka, Telangana and some minorities are present in the Israel and Mauritius. Marathi belongs to Indo-European language family of Indo-Iranian group. Maharashtri Prakrit is the early form of Marathi. Maharashtri Konkani and Varhadi are the different dialects of Marathi. Devanagri (Balbodh), Modi alphabet and Devangri Braille are three writing system of Marathi.