Native toIndia (Shekhawati region of Rajasthan)
Native speakers
3 million (2002)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3swv

Shekhawati is an Indo-Aryan language of north-eastern Rajasthan, India. It belongs to the Rajasthani languages and is spoken by an estimated three million people in the Shekhawati region, which comprises the Churu, Jhunjhunu , Neem-Ka-Thana and Sikar districts.[2]

A descriptive grammar of Shekhawati was published in 2001. The word order of the language is typically SOV, and the phonology is characterised by the presence of implosive consonants and a distinct high tone.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Shekhawati at Ethnologue (25th ed., 2022) Closed access icon
  2. ^ Shekhawati