Gujarati (ગુજરાતી) is an Indo-Aryan language, native to Gujarat, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli in India. Gujarati is derived from Old Gujarati which is the ancestor language of the modern Gujarati and Rajasthani languages, and is the chief language in the state of Gujarat. There are about 65.5 million speakers of Gujarati worldwide, making it the 26th most spoken native language in the world. Similar to other Nāgarī writing systems, the Gujarati script is an abugida. It is used to write the Gujarati and Kutchi languages. These are the three general categories of words in modern Indo-Aryan: tatsam, tadbhav, and loanwords. Most important Gujarati was the first language of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the "Father of the Nation of India", and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the "Iron Man of India".