Native toIndia
RegionMalwa region (parts of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan)
Native speakers
5.4 million (2011 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3mup
Glottologmalv1243  Malvi

Malvi or Malwi (माळवी भाषा) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in the Malwa region of India. It is a dialect of Rajasthani language.

The dialects of Malvi are as follows:

About 75% of the Malvi population can converse in Hindi, which is the official language of the Madhya Pradesh state, and literacy rate in a second language such as Hindi is about 40%. There are many unpublished materials in this language.

See also


  1. ^ "Statement 1: Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues - 2011". Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  2. ^ "pg no 293,296".