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Jenny Rothberg, Jan. 25, 2012

Major Punjabi Dialects

Punjabi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by inhabitants of the historical Punjab region (north western India and in north eastern Pakistan).

This article give interesting insight into the eleven major Punjabi dialects:

The following statistics give interesting background on the demographic foundations which create language diversity in Pakistan:

Pakistan is a State of four lands Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. It is a nation of four nationalities: Punjabis, Sindhis, Pukhtoon’s, and Balochis. Population percentages are: Punjabis (44.15%) 78.7 million, Pukhtoon’s (15.42%) 27.2 million, Sindhis (14.1%) 24.8 million, Saraikis (10.53%) 14.8 million, Muhajir’s (7.57%) 13.3 million, Balochis (3.57%) 6.3 million and Others (4.66%) 11.1 million.

Jenny Rothberg

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