The colophon gives the place, date, and the name of the religious leader, Sri Namdalalaji, on whose order the work was transcribed.
Of the approximately 46 million speakers of Gujarati in 1997, roughly 45.5 million resided in India, 150,000 in Uganda, 50,000 in Tanzania, 50,000 in Kenya and roughly 100,000 in Karachi, Pakistan, excluding several hundreds of thousands of Memonis who do not self-identify as Gujarati, but hail from a region within the state of Gujarat.
Kutchi is often referred to as a dialect of Gujarati, but most linguists consider it closer to Sindhi.
In addition, a mixture between Sindhi, Gujarati, and Kutchi called Memoni is related to Gujarati, albeit distantly.
Furthermore, words used by the native languages of areas where the Gujarati people have become a diaspora community, such as East Africa (Swahili), have become loanwords in local dialects of Gujarati.
Similar to other Nāgarī writing systems, the Gujarati script is an abugida.
A portion of these numbers consists of East African Gujaratis who, under increasing discrimination and policies of Africanisation in their newly independent resident countries (especially Uganda, where Idi Amin expelled 50,000 Asians), were left with uncertain futures and citizenships. the Parsis (adopted as a mother tongue), and Hindu Sindhi refugees from Pakistan.
A distribution of the geographical area can be found in 'Linguistic Survey of India' by George A. Gujarati is one of the twenty-two official languages and fourteen regional languages of India.
It is a variant of Devanāgarī script differentiated by the loss of the characteristic horizontal line running above the letters and by a small number of modifications in the remaining characters.They tend to be non-technical, everyday, crucial words; part of the spoken vernacular.Below is a table of a few Gujarati tadbhav words and their Old Indo-Aryan sources: tatsama, "same as that".The Svetambara pontiff, Sri Dharmadasagaî, lived in the mid-6th century.The Old Gujarati prose commentary was written in 1487.
It is officially recognized in the state of Gujarat, India and the union territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.