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Lesser Known Tribes of Indus Kohistan

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            This is the dialect of the dispersed households who migrated to Hazara from Jammu during the famine of 1800 A.D and then moved to Chilas and from there migrated to Palas. Now they are again migrating from Palas. In my opinion, their dialect is related to Gojri but the native speakers do not agree with it.


GUJARI [GJU] 300,000 or more in Pakistan (1992) including 2,910 in Chitral (1969), 20,000 in Swat Kohistan (1987), 200,000 to 700,000 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (1989).  Throughout northern Pakistan, mainly in the east in Hazara District, NWFP, in Kaghan Valley, Azad Jammu, and Kashmir. Scattered communities in southern Chitral, Swat Kohistan, and Dir Kohistan, NWFP, and Gilgit Agency, Northern Areas. Alternate names: GUJURI, GUJURI RAJASTHANI, GUJER, GOJRI, GOGRI, GOJARI, GUJJARI, KASHMIR GUJURI.  Dialects: WESTERN GUJARI, EASTERN GUJARI.  Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Rajasthani, Unclassified.