Khowar Academy

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Khowar Academy
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Founded 25th April, 1996, Karachi
Founder Rehmat Aziz
Country of origin Pakistan
Imprints Khowar, Urdu & English Books

Khowar Academy (Urdu: کھواراکیڈمی) is an Khowar language organisation founded by Rehmat Aziz in 1996 in Karachi for the promotion of Khowar language spoken in Chitral, Swat, Ghizer(Gilgit-Baltistan) Pakistan Sheghnan(Afghanistan) and Xinjing(China) and Chatur (India). The organisation publishes Khowar, Urdu and English books, and supports research and creative work in Khowar linguistics and literature.[1]

Overview[edit]

The Khowar Academy promotes the Khowar culture through the development and promotion of the language and literature. It is located in Karachi, the City of Lights of the Sindh province of Pakistan.

It publishes books in Khowar, Urdu, English and other languages of Pakistan.[2]

The Academy is a non-profit, non-Government Chitrali Language Regulatory & Literary Organisation in Pakistan responsible for the standardisation, advancement and promotion of the Khowar language and other languages of Chitral, Kalash and Gilgit-Baltistan i.e. Khowar [3] Kalasha, Madaglashti, Yidgha, Palula, Dameli, Manji, Wakhi, Gojri, Farsi, Gawar-Bati, Dari, Pashto, Doomaki, Balti, Burushaski, Badeshi, Shina, Brahui[4] and Wakhi languages.[5]

Activities[edit]

Since its inception, the Khowar Academy has produced over 50 publications[6] in Khowar, Kalasha, Brahui, Balti, Urdu, Burushaski, Shina, Sindhi, Saraiki and Torwali languages of Northern Pakistan, which include local language primers, calligraphy book, children books, children dictionaries, poetry books, translation of Allama Iqbal’s books into khowar language, Conversation books, Grammars, khowar literature, Chitral Vision Newspaper, scientific works, translations, Khowar lexicon, research publications, booklets and local language keyboards. The academy maintains a large collection of manuscripts in khowar language.

Books and publications[edit]

• Guldan-e-Rahmat [7] • Guldasta-e-Rahmat[8] • Gulafshaniat-e-Iqbal[9] • Khowar Qaida • Khowar Vocabulary[10] • Kalasha Qaida • Urdu Vocabulary • Sindhi Qaida • Khowar Ramooz-e-Auqaf • Balochi Qaida • Khowar Closed Class Words • Brahui Qaida • Chitrali Grammer • Punjabi Qaida • Gulzokh • Urdu Qaida • Gul-o-Bulbul • Pashto Qaida • Qaumi Asl par mabni imtiaz key khilaf federal tahafuzat • Gawri Qaida • Chitrali Urdu Bolchal • Farsi Qaida • Khowar Unicode • Torwali Qaida

Keyboard[edit]

Rehmat Aziz Chitrali, in collaboration with the academy, Wikimedia Foundation and others, has created a Virtual Keyboard for users of the Khowar language.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Khowar Academy’s official page". 
  2. ^ "Khowar Academy’s Books". 
  3. ^ "Khowar, Urdu and English Language books". Khowar Academy. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Brahui Qaida – Brahui Primer". Khowar Academy. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Books and Publications". Khowar Academy. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Khowar, Urdu and English Language books". Khowar Academy. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Guldan-e-Rahmat – گلدان رحمت". Khowar Academy. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Guldasta-e-Rahmat – گلدستہء رحمت". Khowar Academy. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Gulafshaniat-e-Iqbal – کلام اقبال کا منظوم کھوار ترجمہ". Iqbal Academy Pakistan & Khowar Academy. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Khowar Vocabulary – کھوار ذخیرہء الفاظ". Khowar Academy. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Rehmat Aziz has a Keyboard for you, Happy Khowar Typing". The Dardistan Times. 26 October 2013. "Khowar Language researcher and author, Rehmat Aziz Chitrali, in collaboration with Khowar Academy, Chitral Vision, Wikimedia Foundation and Branah Company has produced a Virtual Keyboard for Khowar language, ..." 

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