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Himachal Pradesh Kangri Language
Origin and History
In northern India and especially in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, Kangri Language is spoken widely. The people of Kangra valley are well known for this exclusive language. This dialect is considered as an Indo Aryan dialect as it is related to Dogri. Moreover this language is also categorized as one of the Western Pahari Languages. It has deep vocabulary impact of Punjabi Language. This verbal communication is also spoken in few regions of Punjab and in 1960 it is also declared as dialect of Punjabi by Linguists. This language is also widely orated in Hamirpur, Una districts, KAngra and some parts of Himachal Pradesh. This language is also known by other few names such as Pahari Kangri, Pahari and Kangra Dogri.
Kangri Language shares vocabulary with Punjabi and Hindi Language. The GRN of this language Number is 780. Moreover this language is widely spoken in Himachal Pradesh and its nearby districts.
Kangri Language has few dialects which are known as Hamirpuri and Palampuri dialect. The Palampuri Dialect has 90 percent similarity of lexical with Chambeali and Bilaspuri. Also its has 89 percent similarity with Mandeali and approximately 83 percent with Bhatiyalli.
The Kangri Language has classification with Indo Aryan , Western Pahari, Indo European and Indo Iranian. It also has member of macro language Dogri.
Language Use and Development
Educators promote Kangri. It is used by all ages and even in home, market and work. This vigorous language has Pahari dialects and also it use Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu words in its language. Moreover the speakers of Kangri language have proud speakers of their language.