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A list of languages, are spoken in Pakistan.


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A list of languages, are spoken in Pakistan.
Urdu is national language and English is the official language of Pakistan. Others than these two, following languages are spoken in Pakistan.

North West Frontier Province

01. Pashto___02. Hindko
03. Khowar (chitrali)
04. Seraiki___05. Kohistani
06. Yedgha__07. Kalasha
08. Ishreeti _09. Domeili
10. Gorbeiti _11. Kataveri
12. Gawveri__13. Kamveri
14. Torwali__ 15. Palula
16. Kashmiri_ 17. Ushojo
18. Domaki__ 19. Wakhi
20. Wanesi__ 21. Cheliso
22. Pahari___ 23. Urchuni
24. Bateri____ 25. Urmuri
26. Madaklashti
27. Kundal Shahi 28. Kulkoti
29. Pashai 30. Persian 31. Kalami



Gilgit Baltistan Province

01. Goujri ____02. Badeshi
03. Balti ______04. Shena
05. Broshuski


Baluchistan Province

01. Baluchi _02. Brahui
03. Pashto _04. Kurdi
05. Seraiki __06. Sindhi
07. Dehwari-persian
08. Makrani_09. Hazargi
10. Lassi_____11. Dari


Sindh Province

01. Sindi _____02. Urdu
03. Seraiki __04. Gujrati
05. Thari ____06. Pashto
07. Marwari _08. Kathiawari
09. Baluchi (1st edit)


Punjab Province

01. Punjabi___02. Serahki
03. Potohari _04. Hindko
05. Haryanvi _06. Pashto
07. Hindi _____08. Bagri


Azad Jammu and Kashmir State

01. Pahari____02. Mirpuri
03. Pashto ___04. Hindko
05. Punjabi___06. Gojiri
07. Urdu

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Interesting information, I never knew that so many languages were spoken in Pakistan, but I have got couple of things to Ask and give my own opinion:



North West Frontier Province

01. Pashto
02. Hindko
03. Khowar (chitrali)
04. Seraiki
05. Kohistani
06. Yedgha
07. Kalasha
08. Ishreeti
09. Domeili
10. Gorbeiti
11. Kataveri
12. Gawveri
13. Kamveri
14. Torwali
15. Palula
16. Kashmiri
17. Ushojo
18. Domaki
19. Wakhi
20. Wanesi
21. Cheliso
22. Pahari
23. Urchuni
24. Bateri
25. Urmuri
26. Madaklashti
27. Kundal Shahi
28. Kulkoti
29. Pashai
30. Persian
31. Kalami


So many languages in NWFP, it looks like it is a rich province in terms of languages. YOu also mentioned Persian spoken in NWFP, is it because of Refugees from of Afghanistan or native Pakistanis speak persian as their first language?


Gilgit Baltistan Province

01. Goujri
02. Badeshi
03. Balti
04. Shena
05. Broshuski


Never heard of these before.


Baluchistan Province

01. Baluchi
02. Brahui
03. Pashto
04. Kurdi
05. Seraiki
06. Sindhi
07. Dehwari-persian
08. Makrani
09. Hazargi
10. Lassi
11. Dari


Hazargi, Dari and Persian are all the same lanuguages with different local names. I didnt know Kurdi was spoken there too, amazing.



Sindh Province


01. Sindi
02. Urdu
03. Seraiki
04. Gujrati
05. Thari
06. Pashto
07. Marwari
08. Kathiawari



Punjab Province

01. Punjabi
02. Serahki
03. Potohari
04. Hindko
05. Haryanvi
06. Pashto
07. Hindi
08. Bagri



Azad Jammu and Kashmir State

01. Pahari
02. Mirpuri
03. Pashto
04. Hindko
05. Punjabi
06. Gojiri
07. Urdu



Thanks for the nice share.
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Ur 1st question regarding persian. I'm not sure if it has been talked before Afghan refugees.
Ur second question regarding dari, persian and hazargi. We have to wait a little and will edit the list after some comments if come from Baluchistan.
And it does not mean that I don't respect your comments.
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Ur 1st question regarding persian. I'm not sure if it has been talked before Afghan refugees.
Ur second question regarding dari, persian and hazargi. We have to wait a little and will edit the list after some comments if come from Baluchistan.
And it does not mean that I don't respect your comments.


Persian lanugage was the official language of the sub contenent before the british invasion. the british removed persian cuz they considered it as a threat to their colonial ambisions. As a matter of fact the brotherhood between Urdo and Persian has long been known for centuries.

Regarding Dari, Persian and Hazargi, I say this confidently because my native language is Persian. Hazarajat is the central part of Afghanistan and Hazar people can also be found it Pakistan, it is the regional name of persian. same thing with Dari. But anyways, it was good information, i never knew about pakistan's languages.
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Definitly Persian remain the official language of sub continent also in central asian countries for centuries. History shows us persian remain in sub continent even in B.C. Persian is still a big literary language in University Of Pashawar. It was also remain the official language of NWFP in sikh rule. But actually your question was about whether it was remain a native language of people? May be there were some persian people in Peshawer but Afghan refugees strengthened it specially in distt Peshawar. Persian is such a sweet language. I wish I can speak it like my father, he speaks it very well.

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Definitly Persian remain the official language of sub continent also in central asian countries for centuries. History shows us persian remain in sub continent even in B.C. Persian is still a big literary language in University Of Pashawar. It was also remain the official language of NWFP in sikh rule. But actually your question was about whether it was remain a native language of people? May be there were some persian people in Peshawer but Afghan refugees strengthened it specially in distt Peshawar. Persian is such a sweet language. I wish I can speak it like my father, he speaks it very well.


Official language of Tajikistan and their native language is Persian, also Famous Samarqand and Bukhara's residents are also native persian speaker.


The cultural ties between the sub contenant and today's afghanistan(and yesterday's Khorasan) is so deep. We shouldnt be surprised that why Great Alama Iqabal is so much loved in Afghanistan.
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Languages should be used as a tool to spread love and affection.


Nice post

True, I am amazed that we have so many languages flourishing in Pakistan. I wish well to each one of them and their user.

Dear Barki can you also research and shed some light on the geographical areas along with details of FATA in NWFP.

Regards,

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Languages should be used as a tool to spread love and affection.



Here is a link of persian language history I hope you would like to stare.


http://www.iranchamber.com/literature/articles/persian_parsi_language_history.php


Thanks alot. I will go through this link tonight.
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Nice post

True, I am amazed that we have so many languages flourishing in Pakistan. I wish well to each one of them and their user.

Dear Barki can you also research and shed some light on the geographical areas along with details of FATA in NWFP.

Regards,

Aymu



You liked that, my pleasure. Thanks for honor. For your demand I will try my best to fulfill you valueable wishing. Keep me in prayers.


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Regarding Hazargi, Dari and Farsi, as some posters before me said, they are all more or less the same. There is a difference in the dialects but the language and most of the vocabulary is the same. Dari is spoken mostly by the Afghan Muhajirin, Hazargi (like the name suggests) by the Hazaras and Farsi (as it is spoken in Iran) isn't really the mother tongue of any of the local people. It is, however, spoken by some Baloch in Noshki, Tafthan and some other parts bordering with Iran. It used to be the official language in Balochistan until 1948.

And also, I might add, Balochi is spoken in Sindh. There are a lot of Baloch tribes living in various parts of Sindh (such as Zardaris, Lasharis etc.) and even though most of them have now adopted Sindhi as their mother tongue but some still speak Balochi. In Karachi, a major portion of the population in Lyari speak Balochi.
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Regarding Hazargi, Dari and Farsi, as some posters before me said, they are all more or less the same. There is a difference in the dialects but the language and most of the vocabulary is the same. Dari is spoken mostly by the Afghan Muhajirin, Hazargi (like the name suggests) by the Hazaras and Farsi (as it is spoken in Iran) isn't really the mother tongue of any of the local people. It is, however, spoken by some Baloch in Noshki, Tafthan and some other parts bordering with Iran. It used to be the official language in Balochistan until 1948.

And also, I might add, Balochi is spoken in Sindh. There are a lot of Baloch tribes living in various parts of Sindh (such as Zardaris, Lasharis etc.) and even though most of them have now adopted Sindhi as their mother tongue but some still speak Balochi. In Karachi, a major portion of the population in Lyari speak Balochi.



Your are very correct and informative. For which I'm very thankful and also going to edit the Sindh languages index.


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Here we start


FATA (Federally Administrated Tribal Areas) is divided in 7 agencies and 6 FRs (frontier regions). The seven agencies are called Khyber, Kurram, Aurakzai, North Waziristan, South Waziristan, Momand and Bajaur. 6 FRs are called FR Peshawar, FR Kohat, FR Bannu, FR Lakhi Marwat, FR Taank and FR D I Khan.




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Khyber Agency: (1869)
Area: 2576 km square.
Population: 576730 (as per98 sensus)
Language: Pashto
Famous places: Bara, Jamrud, Tirah, and Landi Kotal
Main Tribes: Afridi, Shinwari and Mullagori.
Khyber Agency is famous all over the world for Khyber Pass, a gateway of sub-continent to Central Asia.



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Momand Agency: (1851)
Area: 887square miles
Population: 334453 (as per98 sensus)
Language: Pashto
Famous Tribes: Momand, Bazai, Khwazai, Halimzai, Tarakzai, Safi and Utmanzai
Famous Places: Ghalanai, Warsak Dam, Munda Dam, Gandab Valley
Warsak Dam was one the major sources of power before commissioning of Mongla Power station




Bajour Agency: (1851)
Area: 1290 square km
Population: 595227(as per98 sensus)
Language: Pashto
Famous Tribes: Utman Khel, Tarkanlari, Mamund, Barang, Amrshamozai, Shalmani
Famous Places: Khar,Raghaghan, Haji Lawang, Jar, Charmung, Babukara, Watalai, Rud and Sur Kamar
It is the smallest agencyof FATA



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So many languages in NWFP, it looks like it is a rich province in terms of languages. YOu also mentioned Persian spoken in NWFP, is it because of Refugees from of Afghanistan or native Pakistanis speak persian as their first language?

Question asked by xyz_2

Persian not actualy "DARI" is spoken amongst the local Peshawari people (Hindko speaking locals not Pashtoons by race).There are local people called Qazilbaash which are of the Iranian origin who came here with Nadar Shah Afshaar mostly soldiers by profession.Agha Mohammad Yaya Khan X president of Pakistan was a Qazilbaash.Even in the local schools Persian is taught as a objective subject.Urdu language has many words of Persian & the older generation were aquainted to this language.

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