Kashmiri language

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कॉशुर Koshur كأشُر
Pronunciation [kəːʃur]
Native to Jammu and Kashmir (India)[1]
Region Northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent
Native speakers 5.6 million  (2001 census)e18
Language family
Kashtawari (standard)
Writing system Perso-Arabic script (contemporary),[2]
Devanagari script (contemporary),[2]
Sharada script (ancient/liturgical)[2]
Official status
Official language in  India[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-1 ks
ISO 639-2 kas
ISO 639-3 kas

Kashmiri (کأشُر Kashur) is a language from the Dardic subgroup of the Indo-Iranian languages.[3] It is spoken primarily in the Kashmir Valley, in Indian-administered Kashmir.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Kashmiri: A language of India". Ethnologue. http://www.koshur.org/contents.html. Retrieved 2007-06-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sociolinguistics. Mouton de Gruyter. https://books.google.com/books?id=LMZm0w0k1c4C&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q=&f=false. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
  3. George L. Campbell; Gareth King, Compendium of the World's Languages (Oxford; New York: Routledge, 2013), p. 492
  4. One Thousand Languages: Living, Endangered, and Lost, ed. Peter Austin (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008), p. 130