Gowro

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A language of Pakistan

Alternate Names
Gabar Khel, Gabaro
Population

200 (1990), decreasing.

Location

Indus Kohistan east bank, Kolai area, Mahrin village.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 65%–68% with Chilisso [clh], 62% with Indus Kohistani [mvy], 60% with Bateri [btv], 40%–43% with Kohistani Shina [plk], 25% with Torwali [trw], 24% with Kalami [gwc].

Language Use

Most, if not all, also use Kohistani Shina [plk].

Other Comments

Ancestral language of the Gabar Khel, a clan residing primarily in Mahrin (Indus Kohistan). Different from Gawri, an alternate name for Kalami [gwc].