Dhani dialect

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Further information: Punjabi dialects

Dhani is a Punjabi dialect spoken in parts of Rawalpindi Division (Pothohar) of Pakistani Punjab.[1] It is spoken throughout a widespread area, including Chakwal [2] and Jehlam Districts and also spoken in neighboring Attock District.


Its name is derived from Dhan valley where its spoken.


Dhani was not adequately surveyed, and its classification had been uncertain. It had been historically classified as dialect of Punjabi. In 1920’s Garrison in his Linguist Survey of India classified into Northern cluster of Lahnda (Western Punjabi). Masica in 1991 concluded its closeness with the Kagani dialect.

Dialect Speaking Areas[edit]

Chakwal district of Punjab Province of Pakistan and neighboring districts speak this dialect.


  1. ^ Punjabi University, Patiala
  2. ^ History of Chakwal | I Have A Dream In My Eyes. Meetcornor.wordpress.com. Retrieved on 2013-07-12.