Versatility of languages in Sindh


There are different languages spoken by the sindhi’s according to their areas or regions.  The preview of some of the common and mostly spoken languages is given below. You can understand by this preview about the languages that commonly spoken in different areas of sindh.

These are enlisted below:

  •      Sindhi language
  •      Saraiki language
  •      Parkari koli language
  •      Dhatki language
  •      Goaria language

Sindhi language

About 45 million people in the year of 2011 use sindhi language. Karachi is that city of Pakistan in which sindhi language uses enormously. Sindhi language is an indo-European language as it is related to Balochi, Gujrati, Kutchi, Rajasthani language. In Mansura, the first translation of the Quran was completed in 884 CE, by the orders of the Abbasid Emir Abdullah ibn Umar ibn Abdul Aziz and request of the Hindu Raja Mehruk.



As most sindhis are largely muslims so in Pakistan sindhi is written and modified in Arabic script. It is believed that there is huge number of Hindu Sindhis because the Hindu Sindhis migrated to India after indo Pak partition they are about six million included 3 millions of Hindus living before in Pakistan.

 Saraiki Language

Saraiki is also the sindhi language. As sindhi language it is also an Indo-Eurpean language and related to Gujrati, kutchi and other languages. This standard written language develops after the foundation of Pakistan driven by the political movement. Saraiki has considered the main importance due to their better geographic place in Pakistan because it is the fourth most widely spoken language in Pakistan.




Parkali Koil Language

Parkar Koli also called just Parkari mainly spoken in the sindh province of Pakistan. It is so wide language that spoken enormously. In 1995 the speakers of this language are 250,000.


 Dhatki language

Dhatki language spoken in Rajhistan in india and as well as eastern part of the sindh. It is also known as Dhati or Thari and closely related to Marwari.



Goaria language

This is a Marwari with Rajhistani language and spoke by approximately 25,000 people in Sindh province of Pakistan.




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  5. پرویزقادر // January 17, 2012 at 2:05 pm //

    Saraiki, belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of Indo-European. According to global recordings languages these are also Saraiki.

    Jhangvi or Jhangochi or Rachnavi, spoken in the central Pakistani Punjab, stretches from districts Khanewal to Jhang and includes Faisalabad,Sahiwal and Chiniot.
    Shahpuri, spoken in Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab and Mandi Bahauddin districts.
    Hindko, spoken in districts of Peshawar, Attock, Nowshehra, Mansehra, Balakot, Abbottabad and Murree and the lower half of Neelum District and Muzafarabad.

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