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Our beloved nation Pakistan is home to a diverse set of cultures and languages. The national language Urdu and other regional languages including Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi, and Pashto are spoken by huge groups of people.

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Also known as Tasheena, this language is spoken by roughly half a million Pakistanis. While Sheena is mainly spoken in the Gilgit region, it is also spoken in Kargil and Kashmir on a limited level. Sheena cannot be written.

9. Hindko

This language is spoken in various areas such as Peshawar, Hazara, and Kohat. As per reports, it is spoken by almost 3.7% of Pakistanis.

Although there are notable differences in the delivery of Hindko in the different areas where it is spoken, the accents are still widely similar.

8. Potohari

About 25 million people speak this language in Pakistan. Despite its prevalence, it still lacks prominence in literature. However, there are several popular radio broadcasts that are held in Potohari.

7. Brahui

This language is local to the eastern parts of Balochistan, where it is spoken as the mother tongue.

6. Balochi

This is the regional language of Balochistan and is spoken by approximately 76 million people (4% of the Pakistani population).

An academy has been established in the province’s capital, Quetta, to promote Balochi.

5. Urdu

This is the national language of Pakistan. It is considered the mother tongue of about 8% of Pakistan’s population.

Urdu is a largely understood language, and people of different linguistic backgrounds use it to communicate it with each other.

4. Siraiki

This language is highly similar to Punjabi and is spoken by 20 million people. That is about 10% of the entire population.

3. Sindhi

This is the provincial language of Sindh. Sindhi is spoken by 14% of Pakistanis and is the third most spoken language of the nation.

2. Pashto

This language is most widely spoken in Khyber Pakhtun Khwa and is the provincial language of the region. About 25 million people speak Pashto. Pakhtuns attach significance to their language, and speak it no matter which part of the country they are in.

1. Punjabi

This is the most spoken language of the whole country, the mother tongue of more than 90 million Pakistanis.







  • AOA
    Saraiki is not very similer to punjabi
    Most of the Punjabies even don’t understand saraiki language they even asked from saraiki speaking people that is it pushto or a foreign language so don’t compare these two different flowers with different fragrance and color (way of talk and ascent).
    Thank a lot

  • سرائیکی زبان پنجاب کے ٪40 باشندے بولتے ہیں یہ زبان کے پی کے کے میدانی علاقوں مثلاً ڈیرہ اسماعیل خان، بنون وغیرہ میں بھی بولی جاتی ہے اسی طرح اندرون سندھ کے تقریباً ٪80 لوگ سرائیکی سمجھ اور بول سکتے ہیں.
    جس دن پاکستان میں کوئی انڈیپنڈنٹ ادارہ بولی جانے والی زبانوں کا سروے کرےگا اس دن سرائیکی زبان آپ کو سرفہرست ملے گی…

  • More than 4 million people speak Brahui, raisani, lehri,zehri,bizinjo all of them are Brahui,they live in Karachi and interior sindh as well….second to baluchi in baluchistan..

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