Speech: Maharashtra

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Marathi Manual Language and Culture

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Prepared by: Kelsea David Natalie Hardage Crista Lindsey Texas State University class of 2011 Academic Advisor Rahul Charkraborty

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This manual was prepared to assist speech-language pathologists in their effective treatment of people with speech and language disorders who are bilingual or multilingual speakers of English and Marathi. This is, by no means, an exhaustive treatise of Maharashtrian culture or language but the information found here can assist with assessment and treatment planning for speakers of Marathi. There are statements in this manual that refer to Indian culture in general and may or may not apply to those living in Maharashtra. The hyperlinks in this manual will link to websites where more information about those subjects may be obtained. The information in this manual is not exclusively the work of the authors and is not intended for commercial use. Some statements in this manual contain phrases such as “all Indians” and “all relationships.” These statements were taken verbatim from other sources and are not the opinion of the authors of this manual. Please keep in mind that all people are individuals and generalities such as these when referring to Indian or Maharashtrian people are not always the case.

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Table of Contents

The State of Maharashtra.............................................................................................................6 Indian Society and Culture...........................................................................................................6 Hierarchy.......................................................................................................................................6 The Role of the Family.................................................................................................................7 Just Can‟t Say No.........................................................................................................................7 Meeting Etiquette.........................................................................................................................7 Naming Conventions....................................................................................................................7 Gift Giving Etiquette....................................................................................................................8 Dining Etiquette...........................................................................................................................8 Table Manners..............................................................................................................................9 Festivals...................................................................................................................................9-15 Geographical Distribution of the Language..............................................................................16 Speakers......................................................................................................................................16 Region.........................................................................................................................................16 Demographics of Maharashtra...................................................................................................16 District Map of Maharashtra.......................................................................................................17 Maharashtra at a Glance........................................................................................................18-20 Language Distribution Map........................................................................................................21 Marathi Language.......................................................................................................................21...
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