- 1 What writing system(s) does this language use?
- 2 How many people speak this language?
- 3 Where is this language spoken?
- 4 What is the history of this language?
- 5 Who are some famous authors or poets in this language?
- 6 What are some basic words in this language that I can learn?
- 7 What is a simple song/poem/story that I can learn in this language?
- 8 References
What writing system(s) does this language use?
Dogri is uses Devanagri script. Hindi also uses this script. This is a sample of this script. जम्मू Jammu in Dogri and Devanagri script
How many people speak this language?
Dogri is an Indic language spoken by some two million people in South Asia, chiefly in the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir but also in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, other parts of Kashmir and elsewhere. People who speak Dogri are called Dogras.
Where is this language spoken?
This language is spoken in and around the city of Jammu, from the valleys south of Srinagar to the city of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh.
What is the history of this language?
Dogri has in the past been widely considered a dialect of Punjabi, but it has taken on a literary life of its own. Recently Dogri was recognized as a scheduled language in the Indian constitution. Amir Khusrao was the first person to record the existence of Dogri as a distinct North Indian dialect, in the 14th century.
What are some basic words in this language that I can learn?
What is a simple song/poem/story that I can learn in this language?
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