Sindhi language

Sindhi (English pronunciation: /ˈsɪndi/;[5] Naskh: سنڌي, Sindhi pronunciation: [sɪndʱiː]) is an Indo-Aryan language of the historical Sindh region in the western part of the Indian subcontinent, spoken by the Sindhi people. It is the official language of the Pakistani province of Sindh.[2][3][4] In India, Sindhi is spoken in Gujarat.[6][7] According to the preliminary results of Pakistan's 2017 census, Sindhi is the first language of 30.26 million people, or 14.57% of the country's population.[8] In India, it was the first language of 1.68 million as of the 2011 census.[9][lower-alpha 2]

Sindhi
سنڌي
Sindhi written in Perso-Arabic script
Native toPakistan and India
RegionSindh (Pakistan)
Kutch (India)
EthnicitySindhis
Native speakers
c.32 million (2017)[1]
Perso-Arabic (Naskh), Devanagari and others
Official status
Official language in
 Pakistan  India[lower-alpha 1]
Regulated by
Language codes
ISO 639-1sd
ISO 639-2snd
ISO 639-3Variously:
snd  Sindhi
lss  Lasi
sbn  Sindhi Bhil
Glottologsind1272  Sindhi
sind1270  Sindhi Bhil
lasi1242  Lasi
Linguasphere59-AAF-f
The proportion of people with Sindhi as their mother tongue in each Pakistani District as of the 2017 Pakistan Census
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