|Native to||Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh|
|Region||Bhadarwah, Chamba district|
|(160,000 cited 1991 census – 2002)|
|Devnagari, Arabic script|
bhd – Bhadrawahi
cdj – Churahi
Bhadarwahi (or Bhadrawahi) is a native language of the people of Bhadarwah, a tehsil in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Bhaderwahi is a 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, Bhidli.
Bhadarwahi is an Indo-Aryan language of Pahari group. According to Dr. G. A. Fierson the word Pahari applies to the groups of languages spoken in the sub-himalayan hills extending from Bhaderwah to the eastern parts of the Nepal. The Bhaderwah group includes three dialects, viz Bhaderwahi, Bhalesvi and Padri, which form a dialect chain with Churahi.