Ghebi dialect

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Punjabi dialects

Ghebi dialect is one of dialect spoken in Pakistani Punjab. It is a dialect of Punjabi.[1]


Its name is derived from the Gheba tribe, which lives in Ilaqa Gheb (spread over the aera of Fatehjang and Pindi Gheb) of Attock District of Pakistani Punjab).


Ghebi 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) and concluded its closeness with the Potowari dialect.

Dialect speaking area[edit]

Ghebi is mainly spoken in Pindi Gheb and Fathe Jang Tehsils of Attock District and adjacent areas of Pakistani Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkha i.e. parts of Mianwali District and Chakwal District.

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