Hindko, Southern

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A language of Pakistan

Population

625,000 (1981 census). Total Hindko in Pakistan 3,690,000 (2014 World Factbook).

Location

Punjab Province, Attock district, to south Hazara division, North-West Frontier Province, further into Kohat and Peshawar districts; Islamabad.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Peshawar Hindko (Peshawari), Attock Hindko (Attock-Haripur Hindko), Kohat Hindko (Kohati), Rural Peshawar Hindko. The dialect in Dera Ismail Khan, sometimes called, Hindko, is reportedly more similar to Saraiki [skr]. A member of macrolanguage Lahnda [lah].

Language Use

Also use Northern Pashto [pbu], Saraiki [skr], Urdu [urd], Western Punjabi [pnb].

Language Development
Poetry. Magazines. Newspapers. Radio programs. Films. TV. Videos.
Writing

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

Other Comments

Muslim.

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