Bateri

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A language of Pakistan

Alternate Names
Batera Kohistani, Baterawal, Baterawal Kohistani, Bateri Kohistani
Population

28,300 in Pakistan (2000). Population total all countries: 29,100.

Location

Extreme south, Kohistan district, Indus River east bank, some north of Besham; Batera area. Also in India.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

More similar to Indus Kohistani [mvy] than to Kohistani Shina [plk], but distinct from both. Lexical similarity: 58%–61% with Indus Kohistani, 60% with Gowro [gwf], 54% with Chilisso [clh], 29% with Kohistani Shina [plk] and Torwali [trw], 27% with Kalami [gwc].

Language Use

Vigorous. Also use Pashto or Kohistani Shina [plk].

Writing
Devanagari script.

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