Hijra Farsi

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Hijra Farsi (Urdu: فارسی چانڈڑنہ) is a secret code language spoken by the hijras. Hijras are a marginalized community that lives in sequestered groups in many cities of India and Pakistan. The language also known as Koti is spoken by the Hijra community thorough out Pakistan and North India (except West Bengal). The language is based on Hindustani and not Farsi as suggested by the name.[1] The sentence structure is similar to Urdu but noticeable distinctions exist.

After partition of India, the language has developed further to include words of local languages including Punjabi, Seraiki, Sindhi and other languages.