L1 users: 1,000,000 (2002).
Himachal Pradesh state: Shimla and Solan districts; Uttarakhand state: Uttarkashi district.
Lower Mahasu Pahari (Baghati, Baghliani, Kiunthali), Upper Mahasu Pahari (Rampuri, Rohruri, Shimla Siraji, Sodochi). The Kiunthali variety appears to be understood by others, and their attitude toward it is favorable. Rampuri is also called Kochi; Rohruri is also called Soracholi. Intelligibility among dialects above 85%. Lexical similarity: 74%–82% with upper dialects, 74%–95% with lower dialects.
SOV; postpositions; genitives after noun heads; nontonal.
Home, religion. All ages. Also use Hindi [hin], with more proficiency among educated people.
Devanagari script [Deva].