Bhateali
𑚡𑚔𑚮𑚣𑚭𑚥𑚯, भटियाली
bhaṭṭiyālī
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Bhateali written in Takri Script
Native toIndia
RegionHimachal Pradesh et alia
Native speakers
24,000 (2011 census)[1]
Takri, Devanagari
Language codes
ISO 639-3bht
Glottologbhat1263

Bhateali, or Bhattiyali, is a Western Pahari language of northern India. The 2011 Indian Census counted 23,970 speakers,[1] of which 15,107 were found in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh.[2]

Bhateali has sometimes been counted as dialect of either Dogri[3][4] or Punjabi.[1][dead link]

It was historically written using the Takri script.

Specimen in Bhatteali language
Specimen in Bhatteali language

References

  1. ^ a b c Cenus 2011
  2. ^ 2011 Census District level statistics
  3. ^ Verbeke, Saartje (2017-11-27). Argument structure in Kashmiri: Form and Function of Pronominal Suffixation. BRILL. ISBN 978-90-04-34678-9.
  4. ^ Tiwari, Dr Siyaram. Bhartiya Bhashaon Ki Pahchan (in Hindi). Vani Prakashan. ISBN 978-93-5229-677-4.