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

L1 users: 109,000 (1997). All Pahari 2,170,000 (1997).

Location

Himachal Pradesh state: Kullu district, Balichowk, Banjar, and Sainj sub-districts.

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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

Also use Hindi [hin], Nepali [npi], Tinani [lbf], Urdu [urd]. Used as L2 by Gujari [gju].

Language Development
Radio. Dictionary. Bible portions: 1932–1998.
Writing

Devanagari script [Deva]. Takri (Tankri, Takari) script [Takr], no longer in use.

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Hindu.

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