Maharashtra History between 800-1300 AD

Peter D Banos pdb1 at columbia.edu
Sun May 19 21:28:37 EDT 1996


On Mon, 20 May 1996, Bapat Jb wrote:

> 1) The birth of Marathi language: Did it actually come from Kannada 
> or does it have a different and distinct philological origin? 

Marathi from Kannada? I've never heard that one before. Influences and
borrowings from Kannada, certainly; but by all the criteria of
historical/comparative linguistics Marathi is clearly Indo-Aryan, thus
derived from  something very similar to Sanskrit. The only
controversy I know of is about whether Maharashtri Prakrit is in the
direct line from OIA to Marathi.

						-Peter D. Banos
						pdb1 at columbia.edu






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