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- For more information, see Punjabi dialects.
Its name is derived form Derajaats where it is spoken.
It had been historically classified as dialect of Punjabi. In 1920’s Garrison in his Linguist Survey of India classified in to Southern cluster of Lahnda (Western Punjabi)  and concluded it as a cover term for several dialects spoken in derajaat such as Talochi or Multani. In 1964 Multani along with derawali was termed as Saraiki which is claimed as a separate language.The debate over Saraiki as a separate language or dialect of Punjabi is a issue which could not be resolved to date because Saraiki is also considered as a dialect of Main stream Punjabi because Saraiki is Mutually intangible, Morphologicaly and Syntactically similar with Standard Punjabi and is in fact dialect of Punjabi agreed by majority of local linguists such as Dulai, K Narinder, Gill, Harjeet Singh Gill, A Henry. Gleason (Jr), Koul, N Omkar, Siya Madhu Bala, Afzal Ahmed Cheema, Aamir Malik, Amar Nath  as well as modern linguistics publications such as US National advisory Committee based The UCLA Language Materials Project (LMP) along with modern linguistics such as Cardona and Nataliia Ivanovna Tolstaia classifing Saraiki as a dialect of Punjabi.
Today like all other dialects in Punjab, a process of unification and getting closer to Standard Punjabi (Urdu influenced Majhi written in Shahmukhi), has made it quite similar morphologically, syntactically and mutually intangible with Majhi.
Dialect speaking area
Differences in Punjabi Dialects Standard (Majhi), and Southren (Derawali)
|English||Majhi or Standard Punjabi.||Derawali.
(Southern parts of Punjab Province)
|What, This||Ki, Ae||Kya, Ee|
|How much, This much, That much||Kinna, Inna, Unna||Kitna, Itnna, Utnna|
|My, Your, His, Our, Yours, Their, Of||Mayre, Tayra, Oda, Saada, Tuhada, Onaanda, Da||Maydha, Taydha, Usda, Asaada, Tusada, Uninda, Da|
|Me, To you, Him, To it, Us, To you, Them, To||Maynoo, Taynoo, Onoo, Aynoo, Saanoo, Tuhaanoo, Onaannoo, Noo||Maykhoo, Taykhoo, Uskhoo, iskhoo, asaakhoo, Tusaakhoo, Uneenkooo, khoo|
|I am, You are, He is, We are, You are, They are (going)||Mae aan, Tu ayn, O ay, Assee aan, Tussi O, O nay (Jaa nda/day (plu) )||Mae haan, Tu hayn, Oo hay, Asaan haan, Tussaan ho, Oo han (Ve aynada/ay (plu) pya/ay )|
|I was, You were, He was, We were, You were, They were||Mae saan, Tu saen, O si, Assee saan, Tussi so, O sn||Mae haan/m, Tu havaen, Oo hi/aa, Assaan hassay, Tussaan havaen, Oo han|
|I shall take, You will take, He will take, We shall take, You will take, They will take||Mae lae aan ga, Tu lae ayn ga, O lae i ga, Assee lae aan gay, Tussi lae o gay, O lae aan gay||Mae ghin ays aan, Tu ghin ays ayn, Oo ghin ays i, Assaan ghin ays aan, Tussaan ghin ays o, Oo ghinays n|
|Go, Come, Happen, Take, See||Ja, Aa, Ho, Le, Vekh||Vnj, Aa, Thee, Ghin, Daykh|
|Boy, Girl, Women, Man||Munda, Kuri, Znaani, Aadmi||Chohr, Chohir, Aurat, Mard|
|From, A lot||Toon, Bot||Toon, Baon|
|One, Two, Nine, Ten||Aek, Do, No, Das||Hikk, Doo, Naa, Daah|
- Punjabi University, Patiala.
- Geirison: 1920
- Dulai, Narinder K. 1989. A Pedagogical Grammar of Punjabi. Patiala: Indian Institute of Language Studies.
- Gill, Harjeet Singh Gill and Henry A. Gleason, Jr: A Reference Grammar of Punjabi: Patiala University Press
- Koul, Omkar N. and Madhu Bala :Punjabi Language and Linguistics: An Annotated Bibliography: New Delhi: Indian Institute of Language Studies
- Malik, Amar Nath, Afzal Ahmed Cheema : 1995 : The Phonology and Morphology of Panjabi: New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers