Koli, Parkari

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A language of Pakistan

Alternate Names
Parkari
Population

250,000 (1995).

Location

Sindh, southeast tip bordering India, Tharparkar District, Nagar Parkar. Most lower Thar Desert, west as far as Indus River, bordered north and west by Hyderabad, to south and west of Badin.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 77%–83% with Marwari Bhil [mve], 83% with Wadiyara Koli [kxp].

Language Use

Also use Gujarati [guj], Sindhi [snd], Urdu [urd].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%, mostly in Sindhi, a few in Urdu, very few in Gujarati. NT: 1996.
Writing

Arabic script [Arab].

Other Comments

Hindu.