L1 users: 20,000,000 (2013). Total users in all countries: 20,068,000.
Balochistan province: Barkhan, Jaffarabad, Jhal Magsi, Nasirabad, and Sibi districts; Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province: Dera Ismail Khan, Kohat, and Tank districts; Punjab province: Attock, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Bhakkar, Chakwal, Chiniot, Dera Ghazi Khan, Faisalabad, Hafizabad, Jhang, Jhelum, Khanewal, Khushab, Layyah, Lodhran, Mandi Bahauddin, Mianwali, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Okara, Pakpattan, Rahim Yar Khan, Rajanpur, Sahiwal, Sargodha, Toba Tek Singh, and Vehari districts; Sindh province: Dadu, Ghotki, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Khairpur, and Sukkur districts. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province: Dera Ismail Khan; Punjab province: Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Layyah, Mianwali, Multan, and Muzaffargarh districts (Central dialect); Punjab province: Bahawalnagar, Chiniot, Jhang, Kamalia, Mandi Bahauddin, Okara, Pindi Bhattian, Sahiwal, and Sargodha districts (Eastern dialect); Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province: Kohat district; Punjab province: Attock, Chakwal, and Jhelum districts (Northern dialect); Sindh province (Sindhi Saraiki dialect); Balochistan province; Punjab province: Rahim Yar Khan and Rajanpur districts; Sindh province: Dadu, Ghotki, Jacobabad, Kashmore, and Sukkur districts (Southern dialect).
Sindhi Saraiki (Sindh aali Saraiki), Central Saraiki, Southern Saraiki, Northern Saraiki, Eastern Saraiki (Dibhari Saraiki). Dialects blend together into Punjabi east and Sindhi [snd] south. 80% intelligibility of Dogri [dgo]. Lexical similarity: 85% with Sindhi [snd]; 68% with Dhatki [mki], Od [odk], and Sansi [ssi]. A member of macrolanguage Lahnda [lah].
Saraiki is taught at the university level in at least 2 university programs. Muslim, Hindu.