Bateri

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A language of Pakistan

Alternate Names
Batera Kohistani, Baterawal, Baterawal Kohistani, Bateri Kohistani
Population

30,100 in Pakistan (2004 J. Leclerc). Total users in all countries: 30,900.

Location

North-West Frontier Province, south Kohistan district; Indus River east bank, some north of Besham, Batera area.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly more similar to Indus Kohistani [mvy] than to Kohistani Shina [plk], but distinct from both. Lexical similarity: 58%–61% with Indus Kohistani, 60% with Gowro [gwf], 54% with Chilisso [clh], 29% with Kohistani Shina [plk] and Torwali [trw], 27% with Kalami [gwc].

Language Use

Vigorous. Also use Kohistani Shina [plk].

Writing

Devanagari script [Deva].

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