Domaaki

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A language of Pakistan

Alternate Names
Bericho, Dom, Doma, Dumaki
Population

340 (Matthias 2011), decreasing. Concentrated mostly in one village (Van Driem 2007).

Location

Gilgit Baltistan province: Hunza-Nagar district, Bakor village, Big Nagar, Gilgit, Mominabad village, Oshkandas east of Gilgit, Punyal, and Shishkat; mainly in Hunza valley.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

None known. Loanwords from Shina [scl] and Burushaski [bsk], but not mutually intelligible. Lexical similarity: 40% with Gilgit Shina [scl].

Language Use

Home. Elderly only. Also use Shina [scl], Urdu [urd]. Also use Burushaski [bsk], especially among young people, with fairly high bilingualism.

Language Development
Grammar.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Not all Doms speak Domaaki; most speakers concentrated in Mominabad and Hunza. Muslim.

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