Kullui (कुळूई / कुल्वी)

Kullui is a member of the Western Pahari branch of the Indo-Ayran language family spoken in Himachal Pradesh in northern India by about 195,000 people. In particular it is spoken in the Balichowk, Banjar and Sainj sub-districts of the Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh.

Kullui is also known as Pahari, Himachali, Kulvi, Kullu Pahari, Kullui, Kaulī, Kuḷuī, Kulwālī, Pahāṛī, Pahāṛī Kullu, Phārī Kulu, Kulu Pahāṛī, Kulu Boli, Kulvi or Kullu.

Some speakers think of it as a dialect of Punjabi or Dogri. It has no official status, and is officially recorded as a dialect of Hindi. Kullui is spoken mainly by adults, and is classified by UNESCO as definitely endangered.

Kullui is currently written with the Devanagari alphabet, and was written with a version of the Takri alphabet until the mid-20th century. The Latin alphabet is used online by some Kullui speakers.

Devanagari alphabet for Kullui

Devanagari alphabet for Kullui

Takri alphabet for Kullui

Takri alphabet for Kullui

Download alphabet charts for Kullui (Excel)

Sample text (Matthew 1:1-3)

  1. अब्राहम राज़ा दाऊदा रा बुज़ुर्ग ती, राज़ा दाऊदा, यीशु मसीह रा बुज़ुर्ग ती, होर ऐ सा यीशु मसीह रा खानदान।
  2. अब्राहम इसहाका रा बापू ती,
  3. इसहाक याकूबा रा बापू ती, होर याकूब यहूदा होर तेइरै भाई रा बापू ती।
  4. यहूदा पेरेस होर जेरह रा बापू ती;होर हेस्रोन पेरेसा रा बापू ती, होर तामार तिन्हरी आमा ती।

Transliteration

  1. abrāham rādzā dāūdā rā budzurg tī, rādzā dāūdā, yīśu masīh rā budzurg tī, hor ai sā yīśu masīh rā khāndān.
  2. abrāham isahākā rā bāpu tī, isahāk yākūbā rā bāpū tī, hor yākūb yahūhā hor teirai bhāī rā bāpū tī.
  3. yahūdā peres hor jeroh rā bāpū tī; hor hestron peresā rā bāpū tī, hor tāmār tinharī āmā tī.

Translation

  1. The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David,
  2. the son of Abraham.
  3. Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
  4. And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram.

Source: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.ips.kfxbible.kullvi

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Sample videos in Kullui

Links

Information about Kullui
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kullui
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/kfx
http://pahari-languages.ru/?page_id=26&lang=en

Pahari languages

Bilaspuri, Chambeali, Dogri, Doteli, Garhwali, Jaunsari, Kangri, Kumaoni, Kullui, Mahasu Pahari, Mandeali, Nepali, Pangwali, Sirmauri

Languages written with the Devanāgarī alphabet

Aka-Jeru, Angika, Avestan, Awadhi, Balti, Bantawa, Bhili, Bhumij, Bilaspuri, Bodo, Bhojpuri, Braj, Car, Chamling, Chhantyal, Chhattisgarhi, Chambeali, Danwar, Dhimal, Dhundari, Dogri, Doteli, Garhwali, Gondi, Gurung, Halbi, Haryanvi, Hindi, Ho, Jarawa, Jaunsari, Kannauji, Kham, Kangri, Kashmiri, Khaling, Khandeshi, Kharia, Khortha, Korku, Konkani, Kullui, Kumaoni, Kurmali, Kurukh, Kusunda, Lambadi, Limbu, Lhomi, Magahi, Magar, Mahasu Pahari, Maithili, Maldivian, Malto, Mandeali, Marathi, Marwari, Mundari, Nancowry. Newar, Nepali, Nimadi, Onge, Pahari, Pali, Pangwali, Rajasthani, Rangpuri, Sadri, Sanskrit, Santali, Saraiki, Sirmauri, Sherpa, Shina, Sindhi, Sunwar, Sylheti, Tamang, Thakali, Thangmi, Wancho, Yakkha, Yolmo

Languages written with versions of the Takri alphabet

Bilaspuri, Dogri, Chambeali, Jaunsari, Kullui, Mandeali, Pangwali, Simauri

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