Learn Sindhi

Sindhi is an official regional language of Pakistan, where it is spoken in the Sindh province. It has a smaller population in India, mostly in the states of Gujarat, Rajastan and Maharashtra. In Pakistan, Sindhi is written with a version of the Arabic script, whereas in India the Devanagari script (also used for Hindi) may be used. The language is derived from Sanskrit but more recent additions to vocabulary come from Arabic, Persian and Urdu.

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Indo-Aryan

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Fun facts about Sindhi

'Sindh' is derived from the Sanskrit word for 'river', referring specifically to the Indus River.

The ancient Persians pronounced 'Sindh' as 'Hind', which is thus the origins of both 'Hindu' and 'India'!

One Sindhi saying goes: 'All fingers are not of the same size and shape', meaning 'to each his own'.

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