It was, of course, in Mahratti; and so badly written that he had difficulty in deciphering it.
Owen stamped his foot as the man spoke, and swore in Mahratti.
"We were attacked early this morning, and only saw you a moment before," the man called out in Mahratti.
Also that you are fitted for the post of interpreter, as you speak Hindustani and Mahratti fluently.
In a wider sense it may be extended to include all who inhabit Maharashtra and speak Mahratti as their mother-tongue.
"He is below," Owen answered promptly, in Mahratti, much to the astonishment of the native.
I have been exceptionally fortunate, owing to the fact that I speak Mahratti as well as English.
He spoke to Harry, but his language differed widely from either Mahratti or that spoken by the people of Bengal.
The attendant understood enough of Mahratti to make out their request, and offered at once to accompany them.
Then, too, thanks to the fact that they often rode side by side, Owen's Mahratti had become almost perfect.