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Lesser Known Tribes of Indus Kohistan

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This dialect is being spoken by  Shamoga people of upper Palas valley. They migrated from Jammu to Hazara plain and than to Palas Valley.

Originally they belong to Binyahaali people (as they mentioned BaNiyae).


PAHARI-POTWARI [PHR]   Murree Hills north of Rawalpindi, and east to Azad Kashmir. To the north in the lower half of the Neelum Valley. Poonchi is east of Rawalakot. Potwari is in the plains around Rawalpindi. Punchhi and Chibhali are reported to be in Jammu and Kashmir. Alternate names: POTWARI, POTHOHARI, POTOHARI, CHIBHALI, DHUNDI-KAIRALI.  Dialects: PAHARI (DHUNDI-KAIRALI), POTHWARI (POTWARI), CHIBHALI, PUNCHHI (POONCHI), MIRPURI.  Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Northern zone, Western Pahari.