Kashmiri (कॉशुर / كٲشُر)

Kashmiri or Koshur is an Indo-Aryan language with about 4.5 million speakers in India, Pakistan and the UK. The Kashmiri alphabet was adopted from the Urdu version of the Arabic script.

Kashmiri first appeared in writing during the 8th century AD in the Sharda alphabet. After the arrival of Islam in Kashmir during the 15th century, the Arabic script was adapted to write Kashmiri. The Latin and Devanagari alphabets have also been used to write Kashmiri.

Arabic script for Kashmiri

Kashmiri consonants

Kashmiri consonants

Kashmiri vowels

Kashmiri vowels

Numerals

Kashmiri numerals

Sample text in Kashmiri

Sample text in Kashmiri

Source: http://www.gulmarg.com/manikaman.pdf

Useful phrases in Kashmiri

Links

Information about Kashmiri
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kashmiri_language
http://www.kashmirilanguage.com

Koshur - an introduction spoken Kashmiri
http://www.koshur.org

Online Kashmiri dictionary
http://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/grierson/

Koshurakhbar - the online Kashmiri newspaper
http://www.koshurakhbar.com

Indo-Aryan languages

Awadhi, Assamese, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Chakma, Dhivehi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Kotia, Kutchi, Maithili, Marathi, Marwari, Modi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Romany, Saraiki, Sindhi, Sinhala, Sourashtra, Sugali, Sylheti, Urdu

Other languages written with the Arabic script


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