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A language of Pakistan

Alternate Names
Oad, Oadki, Odki
Population

58,400 (2004 J. Leclerc).

Location

Widespread in Sindh and in south Punjab provinces.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Resembles Marathi [mar] with Gujarati [guj] features and borrowings from Marwari [mve] and Punjabi. Lexical similarity: 86%–88% among dialects in Dadu, Shikarpur, and Pithoro, 70%–78% with Marwari [mve], Dhatki [mki] and Bagri [bgq].

Language Use

Most also use Sindhi [snd]. Also use Urdu [urd].

Writing

Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab], Naskh style.