Understanding the complex dynamics of language development in a multi-lingual State like Jammu and Kashmir, is not only a challenging task but also important for creating informed opinion about the status of languages and their role in identity formation. Often described as a three-storeyed edifice founded upon bonds of history and geography and linked by a common destiny, the J&K State presents a fascinating mosaic of cross-cultural interaction. 



Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh
Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh

Ethno-Linguistic Areas
Legend (Top to bottom as it is not readable from the map): 
  • Kishtwari/Poguli
  • Kashmiri
  • Dogri
  • Gojri
  • Ladakhi
  • Balti
  • Dardi/Shina
  • Burshaski
  • Punjabi/Lahenda/Pothawari
  • Rambani/Bhaderwahi/Siraji
  • Kashmiri/Gujari/Pahari

Kashmiri Overseas Association