Panjabi, Western

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A language of Pakistan

Alternate Names
Lahanda, Lahnda, Lahndi, Lahori, Majhi, Western Punjabi
Population

60,600,000 in Pakistan (2000). Population total all countries: 62,613,000.

Location

Mainly in Punjab. Also in Canada, India, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

A continuum of related varieties between Eastern [pan] (India) and Western Panjabi, and with western Hindi [hin] and Urdu [urd]; also between Hindko [hno] [hnd], Pahari-Potwari [phr], and Saraiki [skr]. Lexical similarity: 70%–85% with Punjabi [pan].

Language Development
Radio programs. Films. TV. NT: 1819–2000.
Writing
Arabic script. Khojki script. Lahnda (Landa) script, no longer in use.
Other Comments

Muslim, Christian.

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