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Haryanvi language
Native to India, Pakistan
Region Haryana, Delhi in India, Sindh, Lahore, Pakistan
Native speakers
13 million (1992)[1]
Census results conflate some speakers with Hindi.[2]
Devanagari script
Official status
Official language in
No official status
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bgc
Glottolog hary1238[3]

Haryanvi (Devanagari: हरियाणवी hariyāṇvī or हरयाणवी harayāṇvī) is an Indo-Aryan language. It is native to the regions of Haryana and Delhi of India. It is written using the Devanagari script. It is also considered to be the northernmost dialect of Hindi. It is similar to Braj Bhasha[4] and has a ≈60% lexical similarity with Bagri.[5] It is most widely spoken in the North Indian state of Haryana. The term Haryanvi is also used for people from Haryana. Rohtaki is considered the standard form.

Geographical distribution across Pakistan[edit]

Widespread in Pakistan specially Villages of Punjab,Pakistan and also in India, it is written by using the Nastaliq script (formal vocabulary is borrowed from Urdu, Arabic and Persian) and the Devanagari script in Pakistan. Some words are also from Sanskrit.

Before and after British Punjab Partition-1947(India)[edit]

Its native speakers is natively migrated from Haryana and Delhi of India to Pakistan. Now in Pakistan, it is "Mother Toungue" as used in Homes and villages of Raangrr Community. Millions of Raangrri Speaking peoples lived in the number of thousands Villages in Punjab, Pakistan (where they have completely hold politically and morally), and hundreds of villages in Sindh and all over Pakistan. After independence of Pakistan in 1947, many Uttar Pradesh Ranghars also migrated to Sindh in Pakistan and mostly settling in Karachi.

Present (Summary)[edit]

After independence of Pakistan, the Haryanvi (Raangrri) speaking peoples have settled down mainly in the districts of Lahore, Sheikhupura, Bhakkar, Bahawalnagar, Rahim yar Khan District (specially in Khanpur tehsil), Okara, Layyah, Vehari, Sahiwal, Phullarwan District Sargodha and Multan of Punjab. In districts of Pakpattan, Okara, and Bahawalnagar which have the densest concentrations of Raangrri Speakers, they consist mostly of small peasants, with many serving in the army, police and Civil Services. They maintain an overarching tribal council (panchayat in the Raangrri language), which deals with a number of issues, such as punishments for petty crime or co-operation over village projects.[6] Haryanvi Speakers are also found in Mirpur Khas and Nawabshah Districts of Sindh. Most Ranghar are now bilingual, speaking Urdu language as National. Punjabi, Saraiki and Sindhi as Regional, as well as still speaking Raangrri language as "First Language" or "Mother Language" or "Village Language" or "Community Language". A large number of Ranghars are also found in the capital city of Islamabad. They speak Urdu with Raangrri accent. Muley Jats, in addition, the Odh community in Pakistan are also speaks Raangrri as their Mother Tongue.


Sample sentences[edit]

Raangrri Meaning
kadey ja rha hai? Where are you going?
kay kare se? What are you doing?
Kae naam se tera? What is your name?
Kae khaaya tanne? What did you eat?
aur bahi ke chal rahya se? What's going on?
Manne koni beraa. I don't know.
Ke chakker sai susre tera? What is your problem?
Kit ka se tu? What's the name of your place?
Gharay kaun kaun se? Who's at home?
Tera ghar kit si hai? Where is your home?
Jeem liya ke? Had your breakfast/brunch/lunch/dinner?
Aur theek se? How are you?
Manne tere te kahi na thi I told you.
Yaa mhaari chhori se. She's my daughter.
Yoo mhaara chhora se He's my son.
kad si aavega? When you will be coming?
Teri baatt dekhun tha. I was waiting for you.
Tera byaah ho raakha se? Are you married?
Kunn si jagah jaaoga? Which city you are going to?
Urene aa. Come here.
hambe Yes/no both with expression
kade/kitod/kit/kinge where.
Chal chala ge lets move
chup raey silent
Ghanna matna bole don't speak too much

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Haryanvi language at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Haryanvi". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=bgc
  5. ^ http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=bgq
  6. ^ Muslim Communities of South Asia Culture, Society and Power edited T N Madan pages 42–43

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