Goaria

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A language of Pakistan

Population

25,400 (2000).

Location

Widespread in Sindh Province (except Karachi), lower Indus river valley between Hyderabad and Sukkur, including Moro, Badin, Larkana and Umerkot.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Maybe the same as Sadri (Gawari) [sck] in India. Lexical similarity: 75%–83% with Jogi, 76%–80% with Marwari [mve] sweeper caste, 72%–78% with Marwari (Meghwar dialect) [mve], 70%–78% with Loarki [lrk].

Language Use

All domains except religion. All ages. Also use Hindi [hin], Sindhi [snd].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: Below 1% in Sindhi [snd].
Writing

Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab].

Other Comments

Hindu.