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Multani dialect

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Punjabi dialects

Multani is the main dialect of Saraiki[1] and is spoken in southern Punjab, Pakistan. Its name derives from Multan, the main city of the dialect's area, which spans Multan District, Muzaffargarh District and parts of adjacent districts such as Lodhran. In Dera Ghazi Khan District, it is alternatively known as Derawali.[2]

Khwaja Ghulam Farid was an eminent poet of Multani.


  1. ^ Masica 1991, p. 438.
  2. ^ Masica 1991, p. 426.