Marathi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by the
Marathi population of India. Marathi is primarily spoken in
Maharashtra and parts of neighboring states. It is the official
language of the state of Maharashtra. Marathi is the oldest of the
regional literatures in Indo-Aryan languages. Marathi is thought to
be a descendent of Maharashtri, one of the Prakrit languages which
developed from Sanskrit. The script currently used in Marathi is
called 'bALbodh' which is a modified version of Devnaagari script..