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Extinct: no
Family: Indo-European
Branch: Indic
Continent: Asia
Country: India
 
Region: KULLU: Himachal Pradesh, Kullu District. MAHASU: Himachal Pradesh, Shimla (Simla) and Solan districts. POTWARI: Murree Hills north of Rawalpindi, and east to Azad Kashmir. To the north in the lower half of the Neelum Valley. Poonchi is east of Rawalakot. Potwari is in the plains around Rawalpindi. Punchhi and Chibhali are reported to be in Jammu and Kashmir.
Countries Where Spoken: KULLU: 109,000 in Kullu (1997 IMA). 2,173,000 all Pahari (1997 IMA). MAHASU: 500,000 (1992 estimate), including 3,976 Baghati (1961 census). POTWARI: No estimate available.
Countries Where Official: India, Pakistan
   
Native Speakers: 2,173,000
Speakers Total: 2,173,000
  
Phrasebase members who speak Pahari at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Pahari at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Pahari: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Pahari: 0
  
Three Letter Code: KFX
Alternative Names: KULUI, KULLUI, KAULI, KULU BOLI, KULU PAHARI, PAHARI, PAHARI KULLU, PHARI KULU, KULVI, KULWALI, MAHASUI, POTWARI, POTHOHARI, POTOHARI, CHIBHALI, DHUNDI-KAIRALI
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Summary: KULLU:Dialects are inherently intelligible. Inner Siraji is apparently different from Siraji-Kashmiri. 85% lexical similarity or higher among dialects. Limited bilingualism in Hindi. Panjabi, Urdu, Lahuli, and Nepali are also used. Dictionary. Literacy program needed. Devanagari script. Radio programs. Mountain slope. Bible portions 1932-1980. MAHASU: The Kiunthali subdialect appears to be understood by speakers of the other varieties, and their attitude toward it is favorable. The Rampuri subdialect is also called "Kochi"; the Rohrui subdialect also called "Soracholi". Intelligibility among dialects is above 85%. 74% to 82% lexical similarity among upper dialects, 74% to 95% among lower dialects. Bilingual level estimates for Hindi are 0 0%, 1 40%, 2 30%, 3 15%, 4 10%, 5 5%. Hindi is used as second language with non-Pahari speakers. Those with more than 5 years of schooling are more proficient. Used at home and in religion. All ages. Speakers are called "Pahari." Investigation needed: intelligibility with dialects. Dictionary. SOV, postpositions, genitives after noun heads, nontonal. Literacy rate in second language: Less than 40% in Hindi. Radio programs. Mountain slope, valleys. Peasant agriculturalists. Hindu (majority), Muslim (small), Christian (small). POTWARI: Pahari means "hill language" referring to a string of divergent dialects, some of which may be separate languages. A dialect chain with Panjabi and Hindko. Closeness to western Pahari is unknown. 76% to 83% lexical similarity among varieties called "Pahari", "Potwari", and some called "Hindko" in Mansehra, Muzzaffarabad, and Jammun. Investigation needed: intelligibility with Pahadi, Panjabi. Muslim.
 

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