A Brief Account of Tourwali Language

Language is not only a source of communication but it is also a major symbol of any culture. It builds friendly relations, economic and cultural ties. Pakistan is a multicultural and multilingual country. Many ethnic groups live in Pakistan. They speak different languages. According to different scholars, more than 50 languages are spoken in Pakistan. Many of them are spoken in Northern Areas of Pakistan and Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa. Tourwali language is spoken in district Swat of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa. This language is spoken by Tourwal tribe. Approximately more than 80,000 people speak Tourwali language. It is an ancient language and belongs to Dardic branch of Indo-European family of the world languages. Many local and international scholars have carried out research on Tourwali language including John Biddulph, Aurel Stein, G.A Grierson, Daniel G. Hallberg, Calvin A. Rensch, Wayue A. Lunsfurd, Parvesh Shaheen, Dr. G.A Allana, Zubair Tourwali, Inamullah Khan and others. A local organization TELLS (Tourwali Education, Linguistic and Literary Society) is working for the promotion and the development of the Tourwali language. This research article presents a brief introduction of Tourwali language

Dr. Manzoor Weserio. (2020) تورواليٻوليَء جو مختصر جائزو, Sindhi Boli (Research Journal), Volume-13, Issue-1.
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