Native toIndia (Shekhawati region of Rajasthan)
Native speakers
3 million (2002)[1]
Census results conflate some speakers with Hindi.
Language codes
ISO 639-3swv

Shekhawati is an Indo-Aryan language of Rajasthan, India. It belongs to the Rajasthani languages and is spoken by about three million people in the Shekhawati region, which comprises the Churu, Jhunjhunu 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 (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Shekhawati