Bhadarwahi

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Bhaderwahi
भद्रवाही بھدرواہی
Native toJammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh
RegionBhaderwah, District Doda Bhalessa,
EthnicityBhaderwahis
Native speakers
(160,000 cited 1991 census – 2002)[1]
Dialects
  • Bhalessi (Bhaali)
  • Padari
  • Charahi
  • Bhadrawahi
  • Khashali
Devnagari, Arabic script
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
bhd – Bhadrawahi
cdj – Churahi
Glottologbhad1243[2]

Bhaderwahi[3] (or Bhadarwahi) is a native language of the people of Bhaderwah, a tehsil in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Bhaderwahi is a Western Pahari language spoken by about 50,000 people in Bhaderwah town and surrounding villages (Bhadrawahi/Bhadarwahi, Bhalesi, Padari/Padri, and Khashali/Khasali dialects), and by about 110,000 people in Chaurah and Saluni tehsils in Himachal Pradesh. It has many alternate names like Baderwali, Bhadri, Badrohi,Bhadlai Bhaderwah is about 230 kilometers from (Jammu) Summer Capital of J&k state.

Classification[edit]

The Bhaderwah group includes three dialects, viz. Bhaderwahi, Bhalessi and Padari, which form a dialect chain with Churahi.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bhadrawahi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Churahi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bhadrawahi–Bhalesi–Curahi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ (PDF) http://www.languageinindia.com/feb2018/hafsabhaderwahiphology1.pdf Missing or empty |title= (help)