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Gujarati (West India)

  • Hu maas machili nathi khato - I do not eat meat or fish
  • Hu shuddh shakahari chu - I am a pure vegetarian.
  • Hu doodh ane doodh thi baneli vastu nathi khato - I do not consume milk or milk products
  • Houn gosh ane machi nathy khato (masculine)/khati (feminine): I do not eat either meat or fish

Hindi (India)

  • Main Shakahari hoon - I am a vegeterian.
  • Main Shuddh Shakahaari Hoon.- I am a pure vegetarian.
  • Main maas-machhli nahin khata/khati (masculine/feminine) hoon. - I do not eat meat [includes poultry] or fish.
  • Main sirf shakahari khana khata/khati huin.- I eat vegetarian food only.

Kannada (South India)

  • Naanu shaakaahaari - I am a vegetarian
  • Naanu maamsa thinnuvudillaa - I do not eat meat
  • nanu motte thinnuvudhilla - I don't eat eags
  • nanu meenu thinnolla - I don't eat fish.
  • nanu halannu kudiyodhilla - I don't drink milk.
  • mosaru = curds, majjige = buttermilk, benne = butter
  • nanu hannu/hampalavannu thinnuthhene - I eat fruits/vegetables

Malayalam (language of the State of Kerala, India)

  • Njan Sasyabhokkanu - I am a vegetarian
  • Sasyaharam Manushyane Aarogyavanakkunnu - Vegetarian food makes human healthy

Marathi (India)

  • Mi shaakaahaari aahe - I am a vegetarian
  • Mi maams khaat naahi - I do not eat meat

Mizo (Mizoram, India)

  • Sa ka ei lo - I don't eat meat
  • Sa ei lo mi ka ni a - I am a vegetarian
  • Artui, bawnghnute leh cheese ka ei lo - I don't comsume Eggs, milk and cheese
  • Sa ei lo dik tak ka ni - I am a pure vegetarian

Nepali

  • hami sakahari haun - we are vegetarian
  • Malai maasu nakhanne - I don't eat meat
  • Ma mansu khanna! I do not eat meat!
  • Malai maasu monpardaina - I don't like meat
  • Malai dudh ra phul nakhanne - I don't eat milk and eggs
  • Ma machha khanna! - I do not eat fish!
  • Ma sudha sakahari hoon ! - I am pure vegetarian!
  • Ma dudh, dahi, moi, gheu, nauni, tar, phool khanna! - I do not eat curd, buttermilk, ghee, butter, cream, eggs!

Tamil (South India)

(capital letters are elongated vowels. E.g., nAn rhymes with 'pawn')
  • nAn saivam - I am vegetarian
  • nAn saiva sAppAdu-thAn sAppiduven - I eat only vegetarian food
  • nAn asaivam sAppiduvathu illai - I don't eat non-vegetarian food
  • nAn mAmisam sAppiduvathu illai - I don't eat meat
  • nAn meen sAppiduvathu illai - I don't eat fish
  • nAn kozhi sAppiduvathu illai - I don't eat poultry
  • nAn muttai sAppiduvathu illai - I don't eat eggs
  • nAn pAl sAppiduvathu illai (or:) nAn pAl kudippathu illai -I don't eat (!) (drink) milk
  • anan kaikari mathum sapuduven - I only eat vegetables

Telugu (India)

  • Nenu maamsamu chepalu thinanu - I don't eat meat or fish
  • Nenu shudda shaakaahaarini - I am a pure vegetarian
  • Nenu gudlu, paalu, venna tinanu. - I do not consume eggs, milk or butter
  • pAlu, majjigA paravA lEdu - Milk and buttermilk are OK
There is no equivalent for Cheese in Telugu!

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