According to a survey conducted in the year 1997, it has a population of 1,579,000. The alternative names for Khandesi are Khandeshi, Khandish, Dhed Gujari. Amongst various dialects that have been originated from the language are Khandesi, Dangri, Kunbi (Kunbau), Kotali Bhil Rangari. These dialects are easily comprehensible to all the Khandesi speakers.
It belongs to Indo- Aryan language family group. The famous organization IMA has conducted a special survey in the year 1994, which inferred that the total number of Khandeshi speakers is 1,503,994.