Jaunsari is a member of the Western Pahari group of Indo-Aryan language family. It is spoken mainly in Dehradun (देहरादून) in Uttarakhand in northern India, and also in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh, and in the Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. In 2011 there were about 137,000 speakers of Jaunsari, which is also known as Jansauri, Jaunpuri, Jaunsauri or Pahari.
Jaunsari is written with the Devanagari alphabet. In the past it was written with the Latin alphabet, and also with a version of the Takri script known as Jaunsari Takri. The priestly class used the Bogoi Script.
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