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Andhra Pradesh Banjara Language
In Rajasthan, an Indian state, Western part of Madhya Pradesh and also North West Gujarat, the nomadic people are usually described of the class from Banjara. They protest themselves to belong from the tribe of Agnivanshi Rajputs and therefore they came to be known as Banjaris, Lamadi, Lavani, Goola, Gurmati, Kora, Tanda, Wanji and Sugali. Combined with Domba, sometimes, they are also considered as “Indian gypsies”. Moreover the Banjara people are divided into two tribes. These tribes are Maturia and another one is Labana. The language spoken by wide number of people from these regions is Banjara Language. This is the most well known and common language wide spoken by number of people.
The foundation of the community of Banjara rises in the area that lies between Pakistan and Bikaner and Bhawalpur. Later on they shifted to many other parts of India and extend to Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. About more than half of the residents speak Lambadi and Banjara language where as others are seen speaking Hindi, Telugu and Kannada languages.
The word Banjara came into existence supposedly from Hindi and Prakrit and words used in Rajasthani “ bana or ban”. It is also said as Vana or van” connotation forests or Moorlands. The word chara refers to movers. Additionally the word Banjara is a conversational form of the origin in Sanskrit. The Sanskrit word adds up to for the word vana chara that refers to “ forest wanderers”. It was given them this name because of their ancient role in the society in India as distributors and collectors of forest wood.
History and their People
The Banjara tribes are considered as the descendants of Roman gypsies and live their lives with full of energy and adventures. They love to experience thrills in their life. Furthermore the citizens are known for their colourful costumes and traditions. They sing many songs in Banjara language along with they also celebrate their own customs and religious festivals and events with great pomp and show. The lineage of Banjara people can be confirmed from the distinctive Banjara language. The term Banjara pr the Banjara language is also known as Lambadi language. Lambadi is the heart language of the Banjara people, but it contains no written script. The Banjara is considered as the second language of these states and is therefore adopted by many groups of people. This language contains written script as well.
The colourful and versatile nature of Banjara made their people came into existence by their magnificent artworks and skilful talents. The women are especially very creative and also dance very well on the songs in their own Banjara language. This language is broadly spoken by endless number of nomadic people across the India. It is also considered as the Rajasthani language.
Regional dialects are divided between Banjara of Karnataka (written in Kannada script), Maharashtra (written in Devanagri) and Andhra Pradesh (written in Telugu Script). The Speakers are Bilingual in Kannada, Telugu or Marathi. Even Bhagavad Gita is also translated in Banjara language dialect.