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 Universal Declaration of Human Rights

PDF version for the language Sindhi
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Sindhi

Source: United Nations Information Centre, India




Profile


Native Name
None

Total Speakers
19,675,000 (1993)

Usage By Country
Officially Recognized Language: Sindh Province, Pakistan Official Status: India Home Speakers: Pakistan, India

Background
It belongs to the Indo-European family, Indic branch of the Indo-Iranian group. Sindhi is spoken in Pakistan and is also one of the constitutional languages of India. It is spoken by about 15 million people in the province of Sind, southern Pakistan, and by about 22 million more across the border in India. The largest Sindhi-speaking city is Hyderabad, Pakistan. Sindhi is related to Urdu and the languages of northern India. In Pakistan it is written in the Arabic script with several additional letters to accommodate special sounds.

Received 11/12/1998
Posted 11/12/1998
Checked 11/12/1998