In its phonology it contrasts apico-alveolar with alveopalatal affricates and, in common with Gujarati, alveolar with retroflex laterals ( Marathi is primarily spoken in Maharashtra (India) and parts of neighbouring states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka (Particularly the bordering districts of Belgaum, Bidar, Gulbarga and Uttara Kannada), Telangana, Chhattisgarh, union-territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
The former Maratha ruled cities of Baroda, Indore, Gwalior, and Tanjore have had sizable Marathi speaking populations for centuries.
There were 83 million speakers in 2011; Marathi ranks 19th in the list of most spoken languages in the world.
Marathi has the fourth largest number of native speakers in India, after Hindi , Bengali and Telugu , in that order.
Marathi is also spoken by Maharashtrian emigrants to other parts of India and overseas.
In Goa, Konkani is the sole official language; however, Marathi may also be used for some official purposes in some case.
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