بٹیری, बटेरी
Bhaṭʹe-sa zʹib
Native toPakistan, India
RegionKohistan, Jammu and Kashmir
Native speakers
29,000 (28,300 in Pakistan, 700 in India). (2000)[1]
Devanagari[1] (India), Arabic script[2] (Pakistan)
Language codes
ISO 639-3btv

Bateri (بٹیری, बटेरी) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken mostly in Kohistan District, Pakistan and to a much lesser extent in Jammu and Kashmir, India.[1]


As of now, there is little research done on the language and is currently being studied and surveyed by organizations like FLI (Forum for Language Initiatives), a Pakistani linguistic resource center based in Islamabad.[3] The language is currently unwritten however may finally have one in the near future.


  1. ^ a b c Bateri at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Usage of Nasta'liq in the Modern Publications - Typography Day" (PDF). Typography Day.
  3. ^ "FLI Bateri Status".