Languages

Kashmiri

Fact corner

  • Language: Kashmiri
  • Alternate names: KESHUR, KASCHEMIRI, CASHMIRI, CASHMEEREE, KACMIRI
  • SIL-code: Ethnologue:kas
  • Language family: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Northwestern zone, Dardic, Kashmiri
  • Number of speakers: 4511000
  • Script: -

Introduction

Bilingualism in Urdu, English. Literature can be traced to the 1400s, and poetry is important. Not used in primary education. National language. Grammar. SVO. Literacy rate in second language: Men 36.29%, women 15.88%; rural 21.63%, urban 45.56% (1981 census). Another source: Kashmiri 5%, Urdu 5%. Persian-based script. Mountain slope, valleys. Agriculturalists: rice, wheat, maize; craftsmen (weaving, carpets, carving, furniture, papier mache). 6,000 feet. Muslim, Christian. Bible 1899, out of print.


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References

  • Wade, Thomas Russell. A grammar of the Kashmiri language : as spoken in the valley of Kashmir, North India. Jammu Tawi : Jay Kay. 1996.
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