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Bhaya

A language of Pakistan

ISO 639-3bhe

Population  400 (1998).
Region  Lower Sindh: Kapri Goth near Samaro, Khipro area, Jamesabad, Mir ke goth, Mirpurkhas, Phuladia, a few families in Hyderabad. Possibly in India.
Language map  Southern Pakistan
Dialects  Similarity of key morphemes: The possessive postposition with ‘g-’ contrasts with all other languages in the area. Gender endings match Marwari [mve]. May be the same as Bhoyari dialect of Malvi [mup] in India. May be in Western Hindi group. Lexical similarity: 84% with Marwari [mve], 75% with Malhi dialect of Dhatki [mki], 73% with Bhat, 72%–73% with Goaria [gig], 70%–73% with Sindhi Meghwar dialect of Sindhi Bhil [sbn], 63% to 72% with Mogi, 63%–71% with Sindhi Bhil [sbn], 70% with Urdu [urd].
Classification  Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Western Hindi, Unclassified
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