Riasti dialect

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Riasti, Bhawalpuri or Choolistani is a Lahnda (Western Punjabi) dialect spoken in a wide area in Pakistani Punjab on the banks of the river Sutlej and in the Choolistan desert. Its name is derived from Riast (State) of Bahawalpur.

Sub-dialects of Riasti[edit]

  • Bhawalpuri
  • Choolistani

Dialect speaking areas[edit]

These 3 districts speak this dialect cluster:

See also[edit]