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Native to India
Region Bilaspur district, Himachal Pradesh
Native speakers
295,000 (1996)[1]
Census results conflate some speakers with Hindi and Punjabi languages.[2]
Official status
Official language in
No official status
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog bila1253[3]
The Bilaspuri dialect, in light blue, to the right.

Bilaspuri is a dialect spoken in northern India, predominantly in the Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh and in the Rupnagar district of the Punjab state.[1] It is associated with the people of the former princely state of Bilaspur in the Punjab Hills.

Bilaspuri (Kahluri) is classified as one of the many varieties of Punjabi as per the Census of India.[2]


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  2. ^ a b "Census of India: Abstract of speakers’ strength of languages and mother tongues –2001". 
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Bilaspuri". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

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