Saraiki language

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Saraiki
ਸਰਾਇਕੀ
Native to Pakistan, India
Region mainly South Punjab
Native speakers 17 million  (2007)[1]
Language family
Dialects
Riasati (Riyasati–Bahawalpuri)
Writing system Persian alphabet, Laṇḍā scripts particularly Gurumukhi, Devanagari script, Langdi script
Official status
Regulated by No official regulation
Language codes
ISO 639-3 skr

The 'Saraiki language (Perso-Arabic: سرائیکی sometimes spelled Siraiki and Seraiki) is closely related to Punjabi. . It is spoken by approximately 20 million Pakistanis, mostly in the southern part of Punjab Province and in adjacent parts of Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwas. Saraiki belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of Indo-European.

References[change | change source]

  1. Nationalencyklopedin "Världens 100 största språk 2007" The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007