Dogri language

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Dogri
ਡੋਗਰੀ ڈوگرى ḍogrī
Native toIndia, Pakistan
RegionJammu, Kashmir, Panjab
Native speakers
2 million
Gurmukhi, Takri (official)
Language codes
ISO 639-2doi
ISO 639-3

Dogri (ڈوگرى) is a dialect of Punjabi, spoken by Dogra ethnic people in the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir, India, with smaller groups of speakers in adjoining regions of western Himachal Pradesh, northern Punjab states of India, Dogri is also spoken in Pakistani Punjab Province.[1]

Speakers[change | change source]

It is spoken by about two million people in Jammu Kashmir region in India 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Government planning to redraw Jammu and Kashmir assembly constituency borders: Sources". India Today. Retrieved 2024-01-07.