Parkari Koli (پارڪرِي‎)

Parkari Koli is a Western Indo-Aryan language spoken in Nagarparker (ننگر پارڪر) in the southeast of the Tharparkar district of Sindh province in the southeast of Pakistan. In 2016 there were about 319,000 speakers of Parkari Koli, which is also know as Parkari.

Parkari Koli is written with a version of the Arabic script based on Sindhi with a few extra letters. The orthography was standardised in the early 1980s, and has been used since 1985

Parkari Koli alphabet and pronunciation

Parkari Koli alphabet and pronunciation

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Sample text in Parkari Koli

Sample text in Parkari Koli


  1. The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
  2. Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.


Sample video in Parkari Koli

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Information about Parkari Koli

Indo-Aryan languages

Awadhi, Assamese, Bagri, Bengali, Bhili, Bishnupriya Manipuri, Braj, Chakma, Chhattisgarhi, Chittagonian, Desiya, Dhatki, Dhivehi, Dhundari, Fiji Hindi, Gawar Bati, Gujarati, Hajong, Halbi, Haryanvi, Hindi, Hindko, Kannauji, Khandeshi, Konkani, Kotia, Kumaoni, Kutchi, Lambadi, Marathi, Marwari, Mewari, Modi, Nimadi, Noakhailla, Odia, Parkari Koli, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Rajbanshi, Rangpuri, Rohingya, Saraiki, Sarnámi Hindustani, Sindhi, Sinhala, Sourashtra, Sugali, Sylheti, Tanchangya, Urdu

Other languages written with the Arabic script

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