Khetrani language

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Native to Pakistan
Native speakers
unknown (undated figure of 4,000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 xhe
Glottolog khet1238[2]

Khetrani, or Khetranki, is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in north east Balochistan, Punjab and Sindh Provinces of Pakistan. It is traditionally considered a Lahnda language. However, it may be a remnant Dardic language.[3] It is Influenced by the Balochi, Saraiki language and Sindhi languages.


  1. ^ Khetrani at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Khetrani". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Masica (1991)
  4. ^ E.J. Brill's first encyclopaedia of Islam 1913-1936 By M. Th. Houtsma, A. J. Wensinck page 631

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