Marathi (or मराठी, pronounced [məˈɾaʈʰi]) is an Indo-Aryan language which is the official language of Maharashtra state of India and is one of the 23 official languages of India. Written Marathi first appeared during the 11th century in the form of inscriptions on stones and copper plates. The Marathi Devanagari alphabet is an abugida (signs only for consonants) script which is recognizable by the horizontal line that runs along the top of full letters. The rise of the Marathi literature began in the 12th century when the language was adopted as a court language by the Yadava kings.
Writing system: Devanagari script (Marathi alphabet)
Official language in: India