SINDHI LANGUAGE - سنڌي لئنگئيج

Sindhi language Sindhi is an Indo-Aryan language of the historical Sindh region, spoken by the Sindhi people. It is the official language of the Pakistani province of Sindh. In India, Sindhi is one of the scheduled languages officially recognized by the federal government. Sindhi is an Indo-European language, linguistically considered to be the sister language of Sanskrit. In Pakistan Sindhi is written in a modified Arabic script, where the majority of the Sindhi population is Muslim.

History of the Sindhi language - سنڌي ٻوليء جي تاريخ

Sindhi has passed through Old Indo-Aryan (Sanskrit) and Middle Indo-Aryan stages of growth, and it entered the New Indo-Aryan stage around the 10th century. Sindhi became a popular literary language between the 14th and 18th centuries.

Demographics

Sindh has the 2nd highest Human Development Index out of all of Pakistan's provinces. The 1998 Census of Pakistan indicated a population of 30.4 million. Just under half of the population are urban dwellers, mainly found in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Mirpurkhas, Nawabshah District, Umerkot and Larkana. Sindhi is the sole official language of Sindh since the 19th century. A significant number of Hindu Sindhis can be also found in India, they emigrated to Republic of India following religious violence during independence.

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