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Variant of Dard.
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(Languages) belonging or relating to a group of languages spoken in Kashmir, N Pakistan, and E Afghanistan, regarded as a subbranch of the Indic branch of the Indo-European family but showing certain Iranian characteristics
(Languages) this group of languages
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(ˈdɑr dɪk)

also Dard

a group of Indo-Aryan languages spoken in the upper Indus River basin in NW India, N Pakistan, and E Afghanistan.
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Noun1.Dardic - any of a group of Indic languages spoken in Kashmir and eastern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan
Indic, Indo-Aryan - a branch of the Indo-Iranian family of languages
Shina - a Dardic language spoken in northern Kashmir
Khowar - a Dardic language spoken in northwestern Pakistan
Kafiri - a Dardic language spoken by the Kafir in northeastern Afghanistan
Kashmiri - the official state language of Kashmir
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Another historical fact many people might not be aware of, is Swat being the home to the ancient Darada or Dardic civilization.
Among the topics here are Sindi Sufi poet 'Abd al-Latif (1102-66/1690-1752), the Abkhaz people on the eastern Black Sea coast, the small town of Adhurh in southern Jordan, the most illustrious West African Sufi saint Bamba, The Black Sea, the Dardic and Nuristani languages, fountains in Islamic art and architecture, and ghazw.
The majority of Pakistanis belong to various Indo-Aryan-speaking ethnic groups, while the larger minorities belong to various Persian and Dardic language groups.
The contrast between the voiceless fricatives /s/, /s/ and /c/, often cited as a typical feature of the so-called "Dardic" languages, is a stable one, although some of the individual occurrences of these sounds look somewhat puzzling from a historical point of view.
Sindhi, Punjabi, Balochi, Pashto and Dardic group of Kohistan, Khowar, Kafir and Shina are Respectively, the main languages of these regions" (Baloch, N.A., Dr., 1965: 170-171, 181, 183 and 184).
II, Specimens of the Dardic or Pisacha Languages (Including Kashmiri), and Vol.
Grapes grow or have grown in a semi-wild manner in Lower Ladakh up to Khalatse,35 and the production of wine or rgunchan 'grape beer' is known particularly from the Dardic areas further down the Indus.
(17) The Dardic languages also have an expanded variant, as do the Iranian languages, both western (Persian, Lori) and eastern (Dari), where the trill is preceded by an occlusion that is sometimes labial and sometimes dental.
It is ancestral language of the Gabar Khel clan and falls in Dardic, the sub-group of Indo-Aryan languages.
They belong to the Dardic group of languages and race.
Linguists term some of these as Dardic dialects, a sub-branch of the Indo-Iranian language group, which in turn is branch of the Indo-European language family.