Vaghri

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A language of Pakistan

Alternate Names
Bavri, Salavta, Vaghri Koli
Population

10,000 (1998).

Location

Sindh, in Sukkur, Karachi, Nawabshah, Sakrand, Hala, Sanghar, Tando Adam, Tando Mohammed Khan, Badin, Matli, Tando Ghulam Ali, Digri, Noakot, Jang Sai, Mirpur Khas, and Tando Allahyar. Possibly 90,000 in India.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Related to Kukar people’s language who live near Chanesar Halt, Mehmoodabad in Karachi. Lexical similarity: 78% with Wadiyari Koli [kxp].

Language Use

Also use Sindhi [snd], Urdu [urd], or Gujarati [guj].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%.
Other Comments

Urbanized. Hindu.