1.7 million (1996)|
Census results conflate some speakers with Hindi.
Kangri is a dialect spoken in northern India, predominantly in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, by the people of the Kangra Valley. It is an Indo-Aryan dialect, related to Dogri and classified as one of the Western Pahari (पहाड़ी) group of languages, with somewhat vocabulary impact from Punjabi, which is spoken to the west in the state of Punjab. Kangri, along with Dogri, has been classified as a dialect of Punjabi by linguists but since the 1960s, both have been recognised as dialects of a separate language group called Pahari.
- Singh, Amitjit. "The Language Divide in Punjab." Sagar, Volume 4, Number 1, Spring 1997.
- Goldsmith, Parvin. "Scripture in Kangri recordings (mp3s)" 2007.
- Eaton, Robert. "Kangri in Context" Linguistic Description of Kangri in comparison with Hindi and Dogri (2008 dissertation from UT Arlington)
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