Jandali dialect

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Punjabi dialects

Jandali dialect is one of dialect spoken in Punjab, Pakistan. It is a dialect of Punjabi.[1] Jandali is a mixture of Potowari, Chachi (Hindko sub dialect) and Thalochi dialects of Punjabi. It is also called Awaankari.


Its name is derived form Jand (Tehsil of Attock District of Pakistani Punjab).


Jandali 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]

Jandali is mainly spoken in Attock District, Mianwali District and adjacent areas of Pakistani Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkha.

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