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Native to India
Region Himachal Pradesh
Native speakers
1.7 million  (1996)[1]
Census results conflate some speakers with Hindi.[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 xnr
Glottolog kang1280[3]

Kangri is a dialect spoken in northern India, predominantly in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, by the people of the Kangra Valley. It is an Indo-Aryan dialect, related to Dogri and classified as one of the Western Pahari (पहाड़ी) group of languages, with deep vocabulary impact from Punjabi,[4] which is spoken to the west in the state of Punjab. Kangri, along with Dogri, has been classified as a dialect of Punjabi by linguists but since the 1960s, both have been recognised as dialects of a separate language group called Pahari.


  • Kangri shares vocabulary with both Hindi and Punjabi.
  • Its GRN Language Number is 780.
  • Its Ethnologue 14th edition Language Code is DOJ
  • Its Ethnologue 14th revised edition Language Code is XNR
  • Its ISO / Ethnologue 15th edition Language Code is xnr
  • The language is spoken in India (Himachal Pradesh state)[5]


  1. ^ Kangri at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kangri". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ Punjabi University, Patiala.
  5. ^ general view ups at globalrecordins.net

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