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Kashmīrī
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Kashmīrī, or Koshur as it is called by the speakers, is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by about 5.5 million people (2001 census) in the northwestern part of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and in the Pakistani regions of Azad Kashmir, the Northern Areas, and Gilgit-Baltistan. In 2016, 143,000 Pakistani speakers were reported to speak Kashmīrī (Eberhard et al.). In neither India nor Pakistan is Kashmīrī an official language. Urdu is the state language of Indian Jammu and Kashmir. In Pakistan…

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Verbeke, Saartje, “Kashmīrī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 20 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_33069>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 9789004413443, 2020, 2020-2



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