Khetrani language

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Native to Pakistan
Native speakers
15,600 (2004)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 xhe
Glottolog khet1238[3]

Khetrānī, 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.[4] It has been influenced by Saraiki, Balochi, and Sindhi.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Khetrani at Ethnologue (19th ed., 2016)
  2. ^ "Western Panjabi". Ethnologue. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Khetrani". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  4. ^ Masica, Colin P. (1991). The Indo-Aryan languages. Cambridge language surveys. Cambridge University Press. p. 443. ISBN 978-0-521-23420-7. 
  5. ^ E.J. Brill's first encyclopaedia of Islam 1913-1936 By M. Th. Houtsma, A. J. Wensinck page 631

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