Lahnda

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Lahnda

(ˈlɑːndə)
n
(Languages) a language or group of dialects of Pakistan, belonging to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family and closely related to Punjabi
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It is explained in the said book that Sindhi and all the languages of the states of pre-Mughul period Punjab (of the present East and West Punjab), all the dialects of Punjabi and Lahndi such as Riyasti (Saraiki), Multani, Uchki, Derajati, Hindko, Potohari, Shahpuri, Chhachhi, Mianwali and Awanki etc.; and the languages of Kashmir, Dardistan, Rajasthan (Mewari, Marwari, Jesalmeri, Jodhpuri and Purbi etc.); the languages of Gujrat, Khandesh, Kutch, Kathiawar and Hariana states of India are the offshoots of the ancient Sindhui language of the Indus Valley.