5,360,000 in India (2001 census). Population total all countries: 5,580,830.
Jammu and Kashmir; Punjab; Uttar Pradesh; Delhi; Kashmir valley. Also in Pakistan, United Kingdom, United States.
4 (Educational). Statutory language of provincial identity in Jammu and Kashmir (1950, Constitution, Articles 345–347).
Bakawali, Bunjwali, Kishtwari (Kashtawari, Kashtwari, Kathiawari, Kistwali), Miraski, Poguli, Rambani, Riasi, Shah-Mansuri, Siraji of Doda, Siraji-Kashmiri, Standard Kashmiri, Zayoli, Zirak-Boli. Transitional dialects to Panjabi [pan]. Kashtawari dialect is standard, other dialects are influenced by Dogri [dgo].
Muslim, Hindu, Sikh.