Mandeali (मंडयाल़ी)

Mandeali is a member of the North-Western branch of the Western Pahari group of Indo-Aryan languages. It is spoken by about 623,000 people in northern India, particularly in the city of Mandi in the Mandi district of central Himachal Pradesh state. It is considered by UNESCO as definitely endangered, as relatively few children are learning it.

Mandeali is also known as Mandi, Mandiali, Mandyali, Pahari, Himachali or Pahari Mandiyali. It is closely related to Kangri, Chambeali and other languages of Himachal Pradesh.

Mandeali is written with the Devanagari alphabet. In the past it was written with a version of the Takri script. It is classified by the Indian government as a dialect of Hindi, and some people call it a dialect of Punjabi or Dogri.

Devanagari alphabet for Mandeali

Devanagari alphabet for Mandeali

Takri alphabet for Mandeali

Takri alphabet for Mandeali

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Sample text (Matthew 5:5-7)

  1. धन्य ऐं स्यों, जो दीन ऐं, क्यूंकि परमेसरा स्यों धरती रे हकदार बनाणे।
  2. धन्य ऐं स्यों, जो ईमानदारी किन्हें धार्मिकता मन्झ जीणा चाहे, परमेसरा स्यों रजाई देणे।
  3. धन्य ऐं स्यों, जो दयालु ऐं, क्यूंकि परमेसरा तिन्हा पर दया करणी।


  1. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
  2. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
  3. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.


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Information about Mandeali

Pahari languages

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

Languages written with the Devanāgarī alphabet

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

Languages written with versions of the Takri alphabet

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

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