پابندیاں , प्रतिबंध
Native toIndia, Pakistan
Native speakers
80,000 (2000–2002)[1]
Devanagari, Perso-Arabic
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
ssi – Sansi
kbu – Kabutra
Glottologsans1271  Sansi
kabu1254  Kabutra

The Sansi language, Sansiboli, or Bhilki, is a highly endangered Indo-Aryan language of the Central group. The language is spoken by the nomadic Sansi people.

Ethnologue sees it as a Hindustani language (Western Hindi).[1] Some sources also mention it as a dialect of the Rajasthani language.[2] Glottolog links it to Punjabi. Kabutra, spoken by a thousand people in Pakistan, is mutually intelligible.


  • Gusain, Lakhan (December 2002). "Endangered Language: A Case Study of Sansiboli". Language in India. Retrieved 29 December 2006.
  1. ^ a b Sansi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
    Kabutra at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Language in India: Endangered Language: A Case Study of Sansiboli