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The most dominant of all Kashmir languages is the native Kashmiri language. Other common languages of Kashmir valley are Urdu, Hindi and English. The following lines provide more information about the major languages spoken in Kashmir: Kashmiri Majority of the population in Kashmir speaks.

Kashmiri
Kashmiri, popularly known as Koshur, is an Indo-Aryan language. Even the opponents of this linguistic classification of this language, grouped it with Dardi, Shrinya, Khowar dialects, which are spoken in the areas adjacent to the valley in its north and north-west. Language historians and linguists have often, however, concurred on the theory that the above-mentioned dialects fall in the category of languages that bear resemblance to the Indo-Aryan as well as to the Indo-Iranian languages.

Kashmiri ( کٲشُر Koshur) is a Dardic language spoken primarily in the valley of Kashmir, a region situated in the Indian state Jammu and Kashmir. It has about 4,391,000 speakers in India. Most of the 105,000 speakers or so in Pakistan are Immigrants from the Kashmir Valley and include only a few speakers residing in border villages in Neelum District. Kashmiri belongs to the geographical linguistic sub-grouping called Dardic part of the Indo-European Language Family.It is one of the 23 scheduled languages of India.The other regional languages spoken are namely Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi, Pahari languages (such as Dogri and Kangri), Pashto Language, Dardic languages (such as Kashmiri and Khowar) and Balti.

Kashmiri is an official language of Jammu and Kashmir, along with Urdu, and is also one of the national languages of India. Some Kashmiri speakers use English or Urdu as a second language. In the past few decades, Kashmiri was introduced as a subject at the university and the colleges of the valley. At present, attempts are on for inclusion of Kashmiri in school curriculum, although Urdu is much more common as a medium of instruction. There is a minor variability of Kashmiri spoken by Muslims and Hindus. Muslims tend to use Arabic words while Hindus use Sanskrit linked words. For example the word Nar (Fire)is used by a Muslim while a traditional Hindu will use the word Agun (Fire).Wedding culture of kashmiri muslims are different from other kashmiri communitiesKashmiri is an official language of Jammu and Kashmir, along with Urdu, and is also one of the national languages of India. Some Kashmiri speakers use English or Urdu as a second language. In the past few decades, Kashmiri was introduced as a subject at the university and the colleges of the valley. At present, attempts are on for inclusion of Kashmiri in school curriculum, although Urdu is much more common as a medium of instruction. There is a minor variability of Kashmiri spoken by Muslims and Hindus. Muslims tend to use Arabic words while Hindus use Sanskrit linked words. For example the word Nar (Fire)is used by a Muslim while a traditional Hindu will use the word Agun (Fire).Wedding culture of kashmiri muslims are different from other kashmiri communities.

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