Dogri (डोगरी / ڈوگری‬)

Dogri is a member of the Western Pahari branch of the Indo-Ayran language family spoken in the northern of India by about 2.6 million people. It is spoken mainly in the Kathua, Poonch, Reasi, and Udhampur districts of Jammu and Kashmir, and also in Chamba and Kangra districts in Himachal Pradesh and in Gurdaspur district in Punjab state.

Dogri has been one of the 22 official languages of India since 2001. It is taught at all levels of education, and used in the media and literature.

Dogri was formerly written with the Nasta'liq form of Perso-Arabic script, or the Dogra script, a variant of the Takri script. The Devanagari alphabet is currently used.

Dogri alphabet (Devanagari)

Dogri alphabet and pronunciation (Devanagari)

Dogri alphabet (Perso-Arabic)

Dogri alphabet and pronunciation (Perso-Arabic)

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Sample text (Matthew 1:1-4)

  1. अब्राहम दी औलाद, दाउद दी औलाद, यीशु मसीह दा खानदान
  2. अब्राहम थमाँ इसहाक जमया, इसहाक थमाँ याकूब जमया, याकूब थमाँ यहूदा ते उस्स दे प्रा पैदा होए,
  3. यहूदा ते तामार थमाँ पेरेस ते जोरह पैदा होए, पेरेस थमाँ हिस्रोन जमया ते हिस्रोन थमाँ एराम जमया,
  4. एराम थमाँ अम्मीनादाब जमया, अम्मीनादाब थमाँ नहशोन ते नहशोन थमाँ सलमोन जमया.


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

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Information about Dogri

Pahari languages

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

Languages written with the Devanāgarī alphabet

Aka-Jeru, Angika, Athpare, Avestan, Awadhi, Balti, Bantawa, Belhare, Bhili, Bhumij, Bilaspuri, Bodo, Bhojpuri, Braj, Car, Chamling, Chhantyal, Chhattisgarhi, Chambeali, Danwar, Dhatki, Dhimal, Dhundari, Dogri, Doteli, Gaddi, 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, Lhowa, Magahi, Magar, Mahasu Pahari, Maithili, Maldivian, Malto, Mandeali, Marathi, Marwari, Mewari, Mundari, Nancowry. Newar, Nepali, Nimadi, Onge, Pahari, Pali, Pangwali, Rajasthani, Rajbanshi, Rangpuri, Sadri, Sanskrit, Santali, Saraiki, Sirmauri, Sherpa, Shina, Sindhi, Sunwar, Sylheti, Tamang, Thakali, Thangmi, Wambule, Wancho, Yakkha, Yolmo

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