Dogri language

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Dogri
डोगरी ڈوگرى ḍogrī
Native toIndia, Pakistan
RegionJammu, Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab
Native speakers
2 million
Devanagari, Takri, Perso-Arabic script
Language codes
ISO 639-2doi
ISO 639-3Variously:
doi – Dogri (generic)
dgo – Dogri (specific)
xnr – Kangri
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Category
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A
Assamese
B
Bengali
Bodo
D
Dogri
G
Gujarati
H
Hindi
K
Kannada
Kashmiri
Konkani
M
Maithili
Malayalam
Marathi
Meitei (Manipuri)
N
Nepali
O
Odia (Oriya)
P
Punjabi
S
Sanskrit
Santali
Sindhi
T
Tamil
Telugu
U
Urdu

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Official languages of India
Languages with official status in India

Dialects of Punjabi

Dogri (ڈوگرى) is an Indo-Aryan Language.Although formerly treated as a Punjabi dialect, Dogri is now considered to be a member of the Western Pahari group of languages.

Speakers[change | change source]

It is spoken by about two million people in Jammu Kashmir region and Pakistan, chiefly in the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir, but also in northern Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, other parts of Indian controlled Kashmir, and elsewhere. Dogri speakers are called Dogras, and the Dogri-speaking region is called Duggar.

Language profile[change | change source]

Dogri is a member of the Western Pahari Group of languages. Unusually for an Indo-European language, Dogri is tonal, a trait it shares with other Western Pahari languages and Punjabi, of whom it is considered as a dialect.