Aakriti speaking Kashmiri

Published September 8, 2018

This video was recorded by Tushar Rakheja in Delhi and features Kashmiri speaker Aakriti Khaibri. Kashmiri was spoken in India by roughly 5,360,000 according to a 2001 census. Kashmiri is part of the Dardic subgroup of Indo-Aryan languages belonging to the Indo-European language family, and is spoken primarily in the Kashmir and Chanab Valleys of Jammu and Kashmir. Many Kashmiri speakers use Urdu or English as a second language. Kashmiri is a fusional (synthetic) language and contains many features and lexemes of Old Indo-Aryan that have been lost in other modern Indo-Aryan languages such as Hindi-Urdu, Punjabi, and Sindhi. Kashmiri orthography is split along three forms: the Sharada script, the Devanagari script, and the Perso-Arabic script.

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