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A language of Pakistan

Population

L1 users: 25,400 (2000).

Location

Sindh province: widespread (except Karachi), Badin, Larkana, Moro, and Umerkot on lower Indus river valley between Hyderabad and Sukkur.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Maybe the same as Sadri (Gawari) [sck] in India. Lexical similarity: 75%–83% with Jogi, 76%–80% with Marwari [mve] sweeper caste, 72%–78% with Marwari (Meghwar dialect) [mve], 70%–78% with Loarki [lrk].

Language Use

All domains except religion. All ages. Also use Hindi [hin], for worship. Also use Sindhi [snd], especially adults.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: Below 1% in Sindhi [snd].
Writing

Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab].

Other Comments

Hindu.

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