Saraiki language

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Saraiki
سرائیکی
Native toPakistan
RegionSouthern Punjab, Northern Sindh, and Eastern Balochistan (Khetrani)
Native speakers
17 million (2007)[1]
Dialects
Persian alphabet, Laṇḍā scripts particularly Gurumukhi, Devanagari script, Langdi script
Official status
Regulated byNo official regulation
Language codes
ISO 639-3skr

Saraiki (sometimes spelled Siraiki and Seraiki) is a language of Pakistan. It belongs to the Indo-Aryan language group and is closely related to the Punjabi language. It is spoken by about 26 million people as of 2017. Most of them are found in the south of the province of Punjab and also Northern Sindh. Many linguists consider it a mix of Punjabi and Sindhi.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nationalencyklopedin "Världens 100 största språk 2007" The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007
  2. https://omniglot.com/writing/saraiki.htm