Saraiki (ਸਰਾਇਕੀ / सराइकी / سرائيكى)

Saraiki is a member of the Western Punjabi or Lahnda branch of Indo-Aryan language family. It is spoken mainly in Pakistan, particlarly in the provinces of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkwa, Punjab and Sindh. In 2017 there were about 25.9 million speakers of Saraiki in Pakistan, and there were 109,000 speakers of Saraiki in the states of Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan in northern India in 2011.

Saraiki is also known as Belochki, Seraiki or Siraiki. Dialects include Sindhi Saraiki, Central Saraiki, Eastern Saraiki, Northern Saraiki and Southern Saraiki. It is closely related to Punjabi, Sindhi, Dogri and Dhatki.

In Pakistan Saraiki is written with a version of Perso-Arabic alphabet, while in India the Gurmukhi and Devanagari alphabets are used. It was written with the Multani script in Punjab until the early 20th century.

Perso-Arabic alphabet for Saraiki

Perso-Arabic alphabet for Saraiki

Devanagari alphabet for Saraiki

Devanagari alphabet for Saraiki

Gurmukhi alphabet for Saraiki

Gurmukhi alphabet for Saraiki

Download alphabet charts for Saraiki (Excel)

Details provided by Wolfram Siegel, and Biswajit Mandal (biswajitmandal[dot]bm90[at]gmail[dot]com)

Sample text in Saraiki

Sample text in Saraiki

Source: http://www.wasaib.com/seraiki-tay-punjabi-dhoon-zubana-aslam-rasoolpuri-12.html

Sample video in Saraiki

Links

Information about the Saraiki language and culture
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saraiki_language
http://www.unics.uni-hannover.de/nhtcapri/western-panjabi-alphabet.html
http://www.siraikisangat.20fr.com
http://mazhar.dk/pakistan/population.htm
http://www.punjabilok.com/misc/literature/siraiki_language_and_ Poetics.htm
http://www.wasaib.com
http://saraiki.wordpress.com

Indo-Aryan languages

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

Languages written with the Arabic script

Adamaua Fulfulde, Afrikaans, Arabic (Algerian), Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Hassaniya), Arabic (Lebanese), Arabic (Modern Standard), Arabic (Moroccan), Arabic (Syrian), Arabic (Tunisian), Arwi, Äynu, Azeri, Balanta-Ganja, Balti, Baluchi, Beja, Belarusian, Bosnian, Brahui, Chagatai, Chechen, Comorian, Crimean Tatar, Dargwa, Dari, Dogri, Domari, Gilaki, Hausa, Hazaragi, Indus Kohistani, Kabyle, Kalkoti, Karakalpak, Kashmiri, Kazakh, Khowar, Khorasani Turkic, Konkani, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lezgi, Luri, Malay, Mandinka, Marwari, Mandekan, Mazandarani, Morisco, Mozarabic, Nubi, Ormuri, Palula, Parkari Koli, Pashto, Persian/Farsi, Punjabi, Qashqai, Rajasthani, Rohingya, Salar, Saraiki, Sawi, Serer, Shabaki, Shina, Shughni, Sindhi, Somali, Tatar, Tausūg, Tawallammat Tamajaq, Tayart Tamajeq, Torwali, Turkish, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Wakhi, Wolof, Xiao'erjing

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 the Gurmukhi alphabet

Punjabi, Saraiki,


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