Jaunsari (जौनसारी)

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.

Devanagari alphabet for Jaunsari

Devanagari alphabet for Jaunsari

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Sample text (Matthew 1:1-4)

  1. इबराईमअ के बंसज दाऊद के बेटा ईसा मसी की खान्दान एजी अ।
  2. इबराईमअ का बेटा इसाक ता अर इसाकअ का बेटा याकूब ता अर याकूब से यऊदा अर तेसके बाई पईदा अणे।
  3. यऊदा के बेटे फिरिस अर जोअर ते अर तिऊँकी ईजी तामार ती। फिरिस का बेटा ईसरोन अर ईसरोन का बेटा राम ता।
  4. अर रामअ का बेटा अमीनादाब अर अमीनादाबअ का बेटा नसोन अर नसोन का बेटा सलमोन ता।

Transliteration

  1. Ibarāīm'a ke baṅsaj dāūd ke beṭā īsā masī kī khāndān ejī a.
  2. Ibarāīm'a kā beṭā isāk tā ar isāk'a kā beṭā yākūb tā ar yākūb se yaūdā ar teske bāī paīdā aṇe.
  3. Yaūdā ke beṭe phiris ar joar te ar tiūṅkī ījī tāmār tī. Phiris kā beṭā īsron ar īsron kā beṭā rām tā.
  4. Ar rām'a kā beṭā amīnādāb ar amīnādāb'a kā beṭā nason ar nason kā beṭā salmon tā.

Translation

  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;

Source: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.ips.srxbible.jaunsari

Details provided by Biswajit Mandal (biswajitmandal[dot]bm90[at]gmail[dot]com) and Michael Peter Füstumum

Sample videos in and about Jaunsari

Links

Information about Jaunsari
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaunsari_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/jns
https://glottolog.org/resource/languoid/id/jaun1243
http://dbpedia.org/page/Jaunsari_language
https://www.sil.org/resources/publications/entry/9074
https://m.apkpure.com/jaunsari-bible/in.nlci.jaunsari.bible

Pahari languages

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

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, 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

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