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Population

Saraiki, Sun, 2015-07-05 05:07
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Population
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Govt of Pakistan is not conducting census. According to the Census of Pakistan in 1998 the Population of Saraiki Region was 40 million, where the total population of Pakistan was 13.5 million. To day the population of Saraiki Region is 60 million. The non-Saraiki in Saraiki Region are equal to the Saraiki People in Punjabi region. So there are 60 million Saraiki people. In Sindh there are 20 million Saraiki people. Hence in Pakistan the Saraiki people are more than 80 million. If we count other dialects similar to Saraiki this Population may cross 100 million. According to a Hindko website there are 12 Crore Saraiki. saraiki-hindko-conference-a-rportage/ According to a letter No 20-/R&D/09 dated 20-01-2010, of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Islamabad. The number speaker of Saraiki Language are more than 120 Millions. Combining all the sources in Pakistan 40% people are Saraiki. see http://siraiki.blogspot.com/2013/12/saraiki-language.html

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Saraiki, Fri, 2015-06-19 10:47
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Location
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Saraiki is also language of UK as shown in the UK ethno. Saraiki also language of Afghanistan See http://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16239/AF. and other related countries be added.

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Alternate Names

Saraiki, Thu, 2015-06-18 10:03
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Alternate Names
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Bahawalpuri, Multani, Riasiti, Siraiki are not alternate names. So these be deleted.

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Request for change of iso 639_3 code

Saraiki, Tue, 2015-06-16 09:16
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Other Comments
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Saraiki is a large language. Alphabetically Saraiki comes first and then Saraveca. So [sar] is the right for Saraiki. The language code for this language be made Saraiki [sar]. This code is according to the name of this language.

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Language Use

Saraiki, Mon, 2015-06-15 02:29
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Language Use
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Used as L2 by Aer [aeq], Balochi Eastern [bgp] , Central Pashto [pst], Eastern Punjabi [pan] , Northern Hindko [hno], Northern Marwari dialect [mve], Sansi [ssi], Southern Hindko [hnd], Western Panjabi [pnb]

Language Use

Saraiki, Mon, 2015-06-15 02:28
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Language Use
ISO 639-3: 
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Used as L2 by Aer [aeq], Balochi Eastern [bgp] , Central Pashto [pst], Eastern Punjabi [pan] , Northern Hindko [hno], Northern Marwari dialect [mve], Sansi [ssi], Southern Hindko [hnd], Western Panjabi [pnb]

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We will add this information for Saraiki [skr] as an L2 in the 19th edition database.

language map

Saraiki, Sat, 2015-06-06 06:50
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Location
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Twenty one districts in Pakistan's Punjab province, and two districts in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province are Saraiki speaking areas, namely: Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Bhakkar, Chiniot, Dera Ghazi Khan, Dera Ismail Khan, Jhang, Khanewal, Khushab, Layyah, Lodhran, Mianwali, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Okara, Pakpattan, Rahim Yar Khan, Rajanpur, Sahiwal, Sargodha, Tank, Toba Tek Singh, Vehari,, Other than these regions Saraiki is also native language in the Tandlianwala, Pindi Bhattian, Phalia, Malakwal, Mandi Bahauddin, Chakwal district, Jand, Pindi Gheb, Rarasham, Barkhan, Jaffarabad, Naseerabad, Jhal Magsi, Ghotki, Kashmore, Jacobabad. In India Fazilka and Sriganganagar are also Saraiki. So all these regions be included in map.

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We will add this information for Saraiki [skr] in Pakistan to our 19th edition database.

Saraiki is not a language but a dialect

afzkpmg, Thu, 2015-06-04 01:18
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Language Status
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Saraiki is not a language just a dialect as per all linguists. There are two views. dialect of Mainstream Punjabi Language VS dialect of Westren Punjabi Language 1. Grierson’s in Linguistic Survey of India (1905) and after that a number of Indic scholars classified saraiki dialect under Western Punjabi (Lahnda) Language. Wikipedia follows this classification. 2. However Modern linguists Nataliia Ivanovna Tolstaia, Lambert M Surhone, Mariam T Tennoe, Susan F Henssonow, write that in practice there is no contrast between Eastern or western Punjabi to the extent that it could be termed as such as different languages and speakers of Eastern or western Punjabi alike use same literary language that is why many Punjabi scholars as well as foriegn linguistic publications such as UCLA are inclined to regard both as a form of single language Punjabi. See http://www.lmp.ucla.edu/Profile.aspx?LangID=95&menu=004 [http://books.google.com.pk/books?id=BmA9AAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&sou... here], and [Lambert M Surhone, Mariam T Tennoe, Susan F Henssonow:2012:Punjabi Dialects:Beta script publishing:6134873527, 9786134873529 here.] . Wikipedia also allows section detailing this classification. In either way Sariki is not a language so kindly rename it as Saraiki dialect. Same applies to Hindko dialect.

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