Gujarati voice-over production made simple
As an established Gujarati voice-over agency, Matinée has been providing a professional Gujarati Voice-Over Service and Gujarati Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Gujarati voice talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether you are looking for Gujarati voice-over artists for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or telephone messaging, we’ll supply the best Gujarati voice talent for the job. We’ll time-sync the selected Gujarati voice-over to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice. Or, we can lay back the Gujarati audio onto your video and re-work the captions where necessary.
Check out our FAQs for more information and costs. To check the availability of our Gujarati voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us today using the quick Quote form opposite. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +44(0)118 958 4934.
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A short history of the Gujarati language
Gujarati, primarily spoken in the Indian state of Gujarat, is a member of the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European family of languages. Like other Indo-Aryan languages, Gujarati is descended from Sanskrit. The languages it is closest to are Hindi and Punjabi.
The history of Gujarati is usually grouped into three stages – Old Gujarati (1100 – 1500 AD), Middle Gujarati (1500 – 1800 AD) and Modern Gujarati (1800 AD onwards).
There are many Gujarati dialects, but not much is known about their mutual intelligibility or linguistic differences. They include Hindu Gujarati (taught in schools, and adopted by the government as standard), Parsi Gujarati (the language used by the Zoroastrian Parsis), Surati, Kathiyawadi, Kharwa, Khakari and Tarimukhi. Read more
Which countries have Gujarati as a national language?
Gujarati is one of India’s 22 official languages and 14 regional languages. It is officially recognised in the state of Gujarat, where it is used for everyday communication.
How many people speak Gujarati as their first language?
It is estimated that over 65 million people worldwide speak Gujarati as their first language, including around 55 million living in India (4.5% of the population).
There are significant communities of Gujarati speakers in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Pakistan, North America and the UK.
Did you know…
- The name Gujarati is derived from the Gurjar/Gujar people, who are thought to have settled in that part of India in the middle of the 5th century.
- The first literary records of Gujarati are mostly religious verses that date back to the 17th century. A number of writers and scholars – including Mahatma Ghandi – later helped to establish the literary language.
- Gujarati is the most western of the Indo-Aryan languages, along with Romany and Sindhi.
- Different Gujarati dialects feature loanwords from various other languages, including Arabic and Persian (northern dialects), Hindi, English and Portuguese (southern dialects) and Swahili (East African Gujarati).
The Indian economy
India’s economy is the tenth largest in the world by nominal GDP and the third largest by PPP. India is the 19th largest exporter and the 10th largest importer in the world.
Due to its large population there is still a lot of poverty in the country, despite its economic success. Although India has a growing high-tech sector, around half of the population is employed in agriculture (plus forestry, logging and fishing).
Around 22% of the population work in industry (which accounts for 26% of the GDP), and 27% in the service sector. Over 20 million people work in textile manufacturing.
India was one of the founding members of the World Trade Organisation’s precursor, and is a member of the G20 and BRICS (the association of five major emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).