Brahui

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A language of Pakistan

Alternate Names
Birahui, Brahuidi, Brahuigi, Kur Galli
Population

2,210,000 in Pakistan (2011). Total users in all countries: 2,430,000.

Location

South central, Quetta and Kalat region, east Balochistan and Sindh provinces.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

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

Typology

SOV; noun head final; case-marking (10 cases); verb affixes mark person, number; tense and aspect; 27 consonant and 9 vowel phonemes; non-tonal.

Language Use

Also use Western Balochi [bgn].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%. Poetry. Newspapers. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1998.
Writing

Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab], Naskh style. Arabic script, Nastaliq variant [Aran], primary usage.

Other Comments

Muslim.

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