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The Western Pahari, or Himachali languages, are a range of languages and dialects spoken in the western parts of the Himalayan range, in northeastern Pakistan and the state of Himachal Pradesh, India.
Although traditionally called Western Pahari, they are not as close to the other Pahari languages as they are to Panjabi. They are a dialect chain, and neighboring varieties may be mutually intelligible.
- Dogri–Kangri (closer to each other than either is to the other languages)
- Mandeali and various Chambealic varieties
- Nuclear Himachali:
Before independence of India, In Himachal Pradesh many dialects of Himachali languages were used to written in Takri script. Since it fell into disuse after Independence many efforts are made to revive Takri script for Himachali language.
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