2,920,000 (2000 survey).
Uttarakhand; Tehri Garhwal, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Dehra Dun, Rudraprayag districts; Himachal Pradesh.
Badhani, Bangani, Bhattiani, Chandpuri, Dessaulya, Gangadi (Uttarkashi), Jaunpuri, Lohbya, Majh-Kumaiya, Nagpuriya, Parvati, Rathi, Ravai, Salani (Pauri), Srinagari, Tehri (Gangapariya). Kumaoni [kfy] is most similar language; Jaunsari [jns] is sometimes referred to as a dialect of Garhwali, but most say they cannot understand it. Parvati dialect also reportedly not intelligible; Srinagari is literary standard; Pauri generally regarded as the, sweetest; Srinagari and Pauri are very similar. Lexical similarity: 53%–84% among dialects; 54%–69% with Hindi [hin], 55%–66% with Kumaoni [kfy]. The divergent dialect varieties of Bangani, Parvati, and Ravai are no more similar to Western Pahari varieties than to Garhwali.
Vigorous. Home, village. All ages. Positive attitudes. Almost all use some Hindi [hin]; men, educated and youth are more fluent; Hindi used in the market.
Jaunpuri and Ravai dialects are culturally similar to Jaunsari and distinct from Garhwali. Castes are Brahmin, Rajput, Harijan. Hindu, traditional religion.