Loarki

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A language of Pakistan

Population

20,000 (1998).

Location

Sindh Province, rural.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Probably the same as Gade Lohar [gda] in Rajasthan, India, a Rajasthani language. Lexical similarity: 82% with Jogi, 80% with Marwari [mve].

Language Use

All domains. All ages. All also use Sindhi [snd]; educated also use Urdu [urd].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 25% boys, some older men, no girls or women in Sindhi, some Urdu.
Other Comments

Alternate people names are: Loar, Lohar, Gadlia, Gadolia Rajput, Gadolia Rajput Loar, Karia, Sisudia Rajput, Sisudia Loar. Hindu.