Loarki

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A language of Pakistan

Population

L1 users: 20,000 (1998).

Location

Sindh province: rural.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Probably the same as Gade Lohar [gda] in Rajasthan, India, a Rajasthani language. Lexical similarity: 82% with Jogi [jog], 80% with Marwari [mve].

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Also use Sindhi [snd]. Also use Urdu [urd], especially educated individuals.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 25% boys, some older men, no girls or women in Sindhi [snd], some Urdu [urd].
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Alternate people names are: Loar, Lohar, Gadlia, Gadolia Rajput, Gadolia Rajput Loar, Karia, Sisudia Rajput, Sisudia Loar. Hindu.

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