Dhani, or Dhanni, is a group of Western Punjabi dialects spoken in parts of Rawalpindi Division (Pothohar) of Pakistani Punjab. They are spoken throughout a widespread area, including Chakwal and Jhelum Districts, as well as in neighbouring Attock District. Its name is derived from Dhan valley where its spoken. The closely related dialect Sohāī̃ is spoken in the Fateh Jang Tehsil of Attock District.
Dialect speaking areas
Chakwal district of Punjab Province of Pakistan and neighboring districts speak this dialect.
- Chakwal District
- Jhelum District (in southern parts)
- Attock District (in southern parts)
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