Saraiki people

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Saraiki people
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Total population
13.9 million
Regions with significant populations
 Pakistan 13,800,000[1]
Islam; minority practice Hinduism
Related ethnic groups
Punjabi peopleSindhi peopleBaloch people

The Saraiki people (Saraiki: سرائیکی قوم), also known as Multani people,[2] are ethnically Aryan race and culturally a sub group of the Punjabi people with some distinct cultural adaptions (due to proximity to Sindh) and linguistically speak the Saraiki dialect of Punjabi

The Saraiki speaking people follow many religions, among them mostly Islam. there also a small minority of seraiki people who follow christianity, Bahaism, Sikhism and Hinduism. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, some of the minority Hindus and Sikhs migrated to India.[3] A significant number of Saraiki speaking people also reside in Afghanistan and many also work in the Persian Gulf countries.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Saraiki". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  2. ^ Bhatia, Tej K.; Ritchie, William C. (2008-04-15). The Handbook of Bilingualism. John Wiley & Sons. p. 803. ISBN 9780470756744. 
  3. ^ Pierre Herman Leonard Eggermont. "Alexander's campaigns in Sind and Baluchistan and the siege of the Brahmin". pp 146.