Bhadrawahi language

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Native to India
Region Himachal Pradesh
Native speakers
53,000  (2002)[1]
Census results conflate some speakers with Hindi.[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bhd
Glottolog bhad1241[3]

Bhadrawahi is a Western Pahari of northern India. Dialects besides Bhadrawahi proper are Bhalesi, Khashali (Khasali), and Padari (Padar, Padri).

Bhadrawah was a historical princely state that was annexed to Jammu and Kashmir on 16 March 1846.[4]


  1. ^ Bhadrawahi at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Abstract of speakers’ strength of languages and mother tongues – 2001
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Bhadrawahi". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ Princely States of India