Lohar (Lahauli)

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Lohar
Lahauli
𑚥𑚴𑚩𑚭𑚤 लोहार
Native toHimachal Pradesh
RegionLahaul
EthnicityLohar (Also called Gara and Domba)
Native speakers
300-400
Indo-European
  • Indo-Iranian
    • Indo-Aryan
      • Unclassified Indo-Aryan
        • Lohar
Takri, Devanagari
Language codes
ISO 639-3
lhl
Glottologlahu1250  Lahul Lohar[1]

Lohar (Takri: 𑚥𑚴𑚩𑚭𑚤, Devanagari:लोहार) is a language which is spoken by Lohar people of Lahaul sector of Lahaul Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh. Lohar is name given to class of craftsmen who work with iron, gold, silver and other metals.[2][3]

Literature

The language doesn't have any poem or song. It is strictly a oral language, with stories developed in modern times.

A write-up highlighting the aspect and containing samples in this language has been published in a local journal Kunzom.[4] The language has been recorded under People's Linguistic Survey of India, under langauges of Himachal Pradesh Volume.[5]

Script

The language has been strictly oral in nature. Nowadays Devanagari Script is used for writing. Takri being a native script is also speculated. [5]

References

  1. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Lahul Lohar". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. {{cite book}}: Unknown parameter |chapterurl= ignored (help)
  2. "Lohar" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Lohar, Lahul".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "January-December, 2005". Kunzom: 15–20.
  5. 5.0 5.1 PLSI The languages of Himachal Pradesh. Orient Blackswan. p. 258.

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