Sindhi leid

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Sindhi
سنڌي
Dialects of Sindhi.PNG
Dialects o Sindhi
Spoken natively in Pakistan. An aa immigrant
communities in Indie, Hong Kong,
Oman, Philippines, Indonesie,
Singapore, UAE, UK, USA,
Afghanistan, Sri Lanka
Region Sooth Asie
Native speakers 26 million  (2007)[1]
Leid faimlie
Writin seestem Arabic, Khudabadi alphabet,
Laṇḍā scripts.[2]
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in Banner o Pakistan Pakistan (Sindh)
Banner o Indie Indie
Regulatit by Sindhi Leid Authority (Pakistan),
Indian Institute of Sindhology (India)
Leid codes
ISO 639-1 sd
ISO 639-2 snd
ISO 639-3 Variously:
snd – Sindhi
lss – Lasi
sbn – Sindhi Bhil

Sindhi /ˈsɪndi/[3] (Sindhi: سنڌي) is the leid o the historical Sindh region, spoken bi the Sindhi fowk. It is spoken bi 53,410,910 fowk in Pakistan an some 5,820,485 fowk in Indie. It is the offeecial leid o the province o Sindh. In Indie, Sindhi is ane o the scheduled leids offeecially recognized bi the federal govrenment. Abroad thare are some 2.6 million Sindhis.

Sindhi is an Indo-Aryan leid o the Indo-Iranian branch o the Indo-European leid faimily. It haes influences frae a local version o spoken fairm o Sanskrit an frae Balochi spoken in the adjacent province o Balochistan.

Maist Sindhi speakers are concentratit in the Sindh province an in Kutch, Gujarat, Indie whaur Sindhi is a local leid. The remainin speakers in Indie are componed o the Hindu Sindhis who migratit frae Sindh an settled in Indie efter partition an the Sindhi diaspora warldwide.

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  1. Nationalencyklopedin "Världens 100 största språk 2007" The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007
  2. "Script". Sindhilanguage.com. 
  3. Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh

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