Koli, Parkari

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A language of Pakistan

Alternate Names
Parkari
Population

275,000 (2004 J. Leclerc).

Location

Sindh province: Tharparkar district, Nagar Parkar in southeast tip bordering India; lower Thar desert, to Indus river west, bordered north and west by Hyderabad, to south and west of Badin.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 77%–83% with Marwari Bhil [mve], 83% with Wadiyara Koli [kxp].

Language Use

Also use Gujarati [guj], Sindhi [snd], Urdu [urd].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%, mostly in Sindhi [snd], a few in Urdu [urd], very few in Gujarati [guj]. NT: 1996.
Writing

Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab].

Other Comments

Hindu.

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