Kangri is a member of the Western Pahari branch of the Indo-Aryan language family. It is spoken in northern India, mainly in the Kangra, Hamirpur and Una districts of Himachal Pradesh, and in the Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur districts of Punjab. In 2011 there were about 1.12 million speakers of Kangri, which is also known as Kangra-Dogri, Pahari, Himachali or Pahari Kangri.
Kangri is used in literature, on the radio and in education. It is written with the Devanagari script, and used to be written with Takri script. It has no official status, and some people consider it a dialect of Dogri, Hindi or Punjabi.
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