Khowar language resources – Language Links Database

Khowar – (Chitrali), is an Indo-Aryan language of the Dardic branch, spoken by 1000,000 people in Chitral in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in the Ghizer district of Gilgit-Baltistan (including the Yasin Valley, Phandar Ishkoman and Gupis), and in parts of Upper Swat. Speakers of Khowar have also migrated heavily to Pakistan’s major urban centres with Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi, having sizeable populations. It is spoken as a second language in the rest of Gilgit and Hunza. There are believed to be small numbers of Khowar speakers in India, China, Tajikistan and Istanbul. 

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Native speakers: 1,000,000 (1992–2000)

Native to: Pakistan, China, India

Khowar Grammar and Pronunciation

  • - The sound system of Khowar
  • - The Khowar Lexicon (choose this language in the upper-right window of the ensuing page)
  • Omniglot - Alphabet and pronunciation

Khowar Vocabulary

  • - Khowar-English Dictionary and Word List

Khowar Reading Materials

Khowar Dictionaries

Khowar Listening and Video Resources



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