Kashmiri language

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कॉशुर Koshur كشمرى
Pronunciation [kəːʃur]
Native to Jammu and Kashmir & Azad Kashmir and Pakistan (India) (Pakistan)[1]
Region Northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent
Native speakers
3 million (2001 census)[2]
Indo-European Pak-European
  • Kashtawari (standard)
  • Poguli
  • Rambani
Perso-Arabic script (contemporary),[3]
Devanagari script (contemporary),[3]
Sharada script (ancient/liturgical)[3]
Official status
Official language in
 India  Pakistan[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-1 ks
ISO 639-2 kas
ISO 639-3 kas
Glottolog kash1277[4]
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Kashmiri (کأشُر Kashur) is a language from the Dardic subgroup of the Indo-Iranian languages.[5] It is spoken primarily in the Kashmir Valley, in Indian-administered Kashmir.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Kashmiri: A language of India & Pakistan". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  2. Kashmiri at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Sociolinguistics. Mouton de Gruyter. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  4. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kashmiri". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  5. George L. Campbell; Gareth King, Compendium of the World's Languages (Oxford; New York: Routledge, 2013), p. 492
  6. One Thousand Languages: Living, Endangered, and Lost, ed. Peter Austin (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008), p. 130