Shina Language (scl)

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Also Known As: Brokpa,Shinaki,Sina,Shina,Shina language


Shina (also known as Tshina) is a Dardic language spoken by a plurality of people in Northern Areas of Pakistan. The valleys in which it is spoken include Astore, Chilas, Dareil, Tangeer, Gilgit, Ghizer, and a few parts of Baltistan and Kohistan. It is also spoken in Gurez, Drass, Kargil, Karkit Badgam and Ladakh valleys of Jammu and Kashmir, India. There were 321,000 speakers of Gilgiti Shina as of 1981, and an estimated total of speakers of all dialects of 550,000. Many Shina speakers are also found in Pakistan's major urban centres of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Abbottabad, Hyderabad and Karachi. Dialects include Gilgiti Shina,Gilityaa,Kharochya (the main dialect),

Tshina has two contrasting tones, level and rising...... full article at Wikipedia

Location of Shina Language Speakers


Main Country: Pakistan
Spoken In:

Regions: Asia

ISO 639-3 Code: scl

Classification Taxonomy

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  Indo-European Group

    Indo-Iranian Group

      Indo-Aryan Group

        Northwestern zone Group

          Dardic Group

            Shina Group

              Shina Language