20,000,000 in Pakistan (2013). Population total all countries: 20,068,000.
South Punjab Province, Jampur area north along Indus river valley, almost to confluence of Jhelum river; from there southeast to India border, continuing southwest into north Sindh; Sindh Province, Ghotki and Kashmore districts; some in North-West Frontier, Dera Ghazi Khan district; Derawali dialect: Dera Ismail Khan, Tank, Bannu; Jangli dialect: Sahiwal area.
Dervi (Derawali), Jhangvi, Mianvali, Multani (Khatki), Riasati, Shahpuri, Sindhi-Saraiki. Dialects blend together into Punjabi east and Sindhi [snd] south. Until recently it was considered a dialect of Panjabi. 80% intelligibility of Dogri [dgo]. Lexical similarity: 85% with Sindhi [snd]; 68% with Dhatki [mki], Od [odk], and Sansi [ssi]. A member of macrolanguage Lahnda [lah].