Pahari, Kullu

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Kauli, Kullui, Kulu Boli, Kulu Pahari, Kului, Kulvi, Kulwali, Pahari, Pahari Kullu, Phari Kulu
Population

109,000 (1997). All Pahari 2,170,000 (1997).

Location

Himachal Pradesh, Kullu district, Banjar, Balichowk, and Sainj tahsils.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Inner Siragi (Inner Seraji, Saraji, Siragi, Siraji), Kullui, Outer Seraji. Inner Siragi is apparently different from the Siraji-Kashmiri dialect of Kashmiri [kas]. Lexical similarity: 85% or higher among dialects.

Language Use

Some also use Hindi [hin], Panjabi, Urdu [urd], Tintani [lbf], or Nepali [npi].

Language Development
Radio programs. Dictionary. Bible portions: 1932–1998.
Writing
Devanagari script. Takri (Tankri, Takari) script, no longer in use.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Hindu.