Pwadhi dialect

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Native to India
Region Poadh of eastern Punjab
Ethnicity Pwadhi Punjabis
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog powa1244[1]
Punjabi dialects

Pwadhi (ਪੁਆਧੀ) is one of the eastern dialects of Punjabi[2] spoken in Powadh (also Poadh or Powadha), a region of Punjab and also in parts of Haryana between the Satluj and Ghaggar river basin.

Powadh extends from Rupnagar near Satluj up to the Ghaggar river and its tributaries, Markanda and Som in the east, which lie in northern Haryana up to Kala Amb in Nahan district of Himachal Pradesh.

To the west it extends into Fatehgarh Sahib and Patiala districts and to the southwest into adjacent areas of Kaithal and Kurukshetra districts up to northern areas of Jind distinct such as Ujhana and Dhamtan Sahib and its westernmost boundary extends into parts of Fatehabad district of Haryana.

The language is spoken over a large area in present Punjab as well as Haryana. Pwadhi is also spoken in other areas: Kharar, Kurali, Ropar, Morinda, Pail, Rajpura, Samrala in Punjab as well as Ambala, Naraingarh, Sadhaura, Punchkula, Shahabad, Barara, Thana Chappar, Mustafabad, Pehowa, North of Kaithal and Tohana etc. in Haryana.

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  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Majhi (Panjabi)". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Punjabi University, Patiala.