Bhaya language

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Bhaya
Native toPakistan
RegionSindh province
Native speakers
70 (1998)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3bhe
Glottologbhay1238[2]

Bhaya is a moribund and possibly extinct Indo-Aryan language spoken in the lower Sindh province. According to Ethnologue,[3] it belongs to the Western Hindi subgroup, and possesses considerable lexical and morphemic similarities with neighbouring languages. An unwritten language, it has often been subject to erroneous, arbitrary, or politically-motivated designation as a dialect.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bhaya at Ethnologue (19th ed., 2016)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bhaya". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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