Pahari-Potwari

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Review of Classification of Pahari-Potwari/Potohari

Shahid Khan-Malyarzoi, Wed, 2016-01-27 04:58
Regarding: 
Classification
ISO 639-3: 
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Have you reviewed the classification of Pahari-Potwari? Classifying Pahari-Potohari in the Northwestern branch of Indo-Aryan languages as it is now. However, as a separate branch from Lahnda, etc. The Pahari of Azad Jammu and Kashmir has many Dardic characteristics. Potwari has similarities with the Pahari of Pakistan-administered Azad Jammu and Kashmir. However, the Pahari of Azad Jammu and Kashmir also has similarities with Western Pahari languages such as Dogri. Dogri used to be classified as a Punjabi language. The Dogra community opposed this and now it is classified correctly as Western Pahari. Also, the term "Lahnda" should be used for Punjabi spoken in Pakistan's Province of Punjab, excluding the Potohar Plateau. I am willing to provide more evidence. Thank you