|1.7 million (1996)
Census results conflate some speakers with Hindi.
Official language in
|No official status|
Kangri is a dialect spoken in northern India, predominantly in the Kangra, Hamirpur, and Una districts of Himachal Pradesh and in the Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur districts in the Punjab state. It is associated with the people of the Kangra Valley. It is an Indo-Aryan dialect, related to Dogri and today classified as one of the Western Pahari (पहाड़ी) group of languages, with some influence in vocabulary Standard Punjabi (Majhi), which is spoken to the west in the state of Punjab. Kangri, along with Dogri, has been classified as a dialect of Punjabi by linguists but since the 1960s, both have been recognised as dialects of a separate language group called Pahari.
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