Sirmauri language

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Native to India
Region Himachal Pradesh
Native speakers
400,000 (2005)[1]
Census results conflate some speakers with Hindi.[2]
  • Dharthi
  • Giripari
Language codes
ISO 639-3 srx
Glottolog sirm1239[3]

Sirmauri, or Himachali, is a pair of Western Pahari languages of northern India, Dharthi (Giriwari) and Giripari. Although considered dialects, intelligibility between them is difficult, and not much better than with neighboring languages.


  1. ^ Sirmauri at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ ORGI. "Census of India: Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues –2001". 
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Sirmauri". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.