Sindhi leid

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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  Pakistan (Sindh)
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". 
  3. Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh

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