Hindko, Southern

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A language of Pakistan

Population

625,000 (1981 census).

Location

Punjab Province, Attock district, to south Hazara division, NWFP; Kohat and Peshawar districts, NWFP.

Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Attock Hindko (Attock-Haripur Hindko), Kohat Hindko (Kohati), Peshawar Hindko (Peshawari), Rural Peshawar Hindko. The dialect in Dera Ismail Khan, sometimes called, Hindko, is apparently more similar to Seraiki [skr].

Language Use

Most also use Urdu [urd], Pashto, Panjabi [pnb], or other languages.

Language Development
Radio programs. TV.
Writing
Arabic script.
Other Comments

Muslim (Sunni).