Brahui

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A language of Pakistan

Alternate Names
Birahui, Brahuidi, Brahuigi, Kur Galli
Population

4,000,000 in Pakistan (2011). Population total all countries: 4,220,000.

Location

South central, Quetta and Kalat region, east Baluchistan and Sind provinces. Also in Afghanistan, Iran, Turkmenistan.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Jharawan, Kalat, Sarawan. Kalat is standard dialect, Jharawan is lowland. Low percentage of lexical similarity with surrounding languages.

Language Use

Some also use Western Balochi [bgn].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%. Poetry. Newspapers. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1998.
Writing
Arabic script, Nastaliq style.
Other Comments

Muslim.

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