India, Pakistan, Iran, Oman
Linguistic classificationIndo-European

The Sindhi languages or Sindhic are Sindhi, its dialects and those Indo-Aryan languages closest to it.[1] They include some varieties traditionally considered to be Gujarati:

Language[a] Speakers[2] Region(s)
Sindhi 38,000,000 Sindh
Kutchi 1,031,000 Kutch and Sindh
Memoni 1,800,000 Kathiawar [Gujarat]
Luwati 30,000 Oman
Jadgali ? Dashtiari County (Iran)
Khetrani 100,000 Balochistan (Pakistan)
Kholosi 1,800 Hormozgan Province (Iran)

Lasi and Sindhi Bhil are sometimes added, but are commonly considered dialects of Sindhi proper.[3] It's not clear if Jandavra is Sindhi or Gujarati. Though Dhatki is a Rajasthani language, it is heavily influenced by Sindhi and Kutchi.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Includes variants and dialects


  1. ^ "Glottolog 4.8 - Sindhic". Retrieved 2023-07-13.
  2. ^ Lewis, M. Paul; Gary F. Simons; Charles D. Fennig, eds. (2016). Ethnologue: Languages of the World (19th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International.
  3. ^ Ernst Kausen, 2006. Die Klassifikation der indogermanischen Sprachen (Microsoft Word, 133 KB)
  4. ^ Laghari, Inayat Hussain (2005). "Dhataki (Thari) language is sub dialect of Sindhi language سندهی زبان کا ایک لہجہ ڈاٹکی (تهری". ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)