Kashmiri language

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Kashmiri is a Dardic Indo-Aryan language spoken mainly in Kashmir, a formerly independent state now occupied in part by India and Pakistan. It has 4,611,000 speakers.

It is an SVO language. It was originally written in the Sharada script, but now is written in Persian scripts. The earliest literary composition in Kashmiri that has survived is the poetry of Lalleshvari, the 14th century mystic poet.

Kashmiri writing is one of the dying arts due to various political reasons and lack of formal education in the kashmiri language. It is now mostly relevant in its spoken form and the speakers of this language are also decreasing in number.

Kashmiri language has a rich heritage in forms of various poets and singers. It has been the language of numerous poets of the sufi era. The songs in kashmiri language, also known as kashur to its native speaker, are called 'ge(gue-ss)wu(wo-lf)n' and the chorus songs are known as 'won(one)wu(wo-lf)n'.

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