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The Kashmiri people (Kashmiri: کٲشُر, Koshur) are a Dardic ethnic group living in the central valley of Kashmir between Pakistan and the Indians who speak the Kashmiri language. Kashmiri is "a Northwestern Dardic language of the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-Iranian subfamily of the Indo-European language family." which is also known as Koshur and hence are classified as a Dardic people.
There are about 5.6 million people speaking the Kashmiri language. About 5.5 million of them live in the Jammu and Kashmir, the remaining about 100.000 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and the Federally Administered Northern Areas (FANA) in Pakistan.