Bhadrawahi

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Baderwali, Badrohi, Bahi, Bhadarwahi, Bhaderbhai Jamu, Bhaderwali Pahari, Bhadrava, Bhadri
Population

53,000 (2002).

Location

Jammu and Kashmir, Doda district, Bhadarwah town and surrounding villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Bhalesi, Padari (Padar). Lexical similarity: 45% with Pangwali [pgg].

Language Use

Vigorous in spite of high bilingualism; L1 seen as important. Home, village, religion. Positive attitudes. Highly multilingual environment: Hind [hin], Urdu [urd], and Kashmiri [kas] all important. Hindi bilingualism very high in those educated through class 5.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 70% (84% for males, 53% for females). Poetry. Radio programs.
Writing
Arabic script. Devanagari script.
Other Comments

Hindu.