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Marathi is one of the many language spoken in India, and has a long literary history. It uses the Devanagari script for writing and is of the Indo-European family of languages. It partly preserves the locative case in noun declension as follows:

Sanskrit: prabhaat: dawn grha: house

          prabhaate: at dawn     grhe: at/in house

Marathi: pahaat: dawn ghar: house

         pahaate: at dawn        ghari: at/in/to house

It is mostly spoken in the state of Maharashtra.

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