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A language of Pakistan

Alternate Names
Oad, Odki
Population

50,000 (1998).

Location

Widespread in Sindh; a few in south Punjab. Possibly in Rajasthan, India.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Resembles Marathi [mar] with Gujarati [guj] features and borrowings from Marwari [mve] and Panjabi. Lexical similarity: 86%–88% among dialects in Dadu, Shikarpur, and Pithoro, 70%–78% with Marwari [mve], Dhatki [mki] and Bagri [bgq].

Language Use

80% also use Sindhi [snd]; 10% are trilingual in Urdu [urd], Sindhi, and Od.

Writing
Arabic script.