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Dialects Of Punjabi
Dialects of Punjabi

Shah puri is one of the oldest dialect of the Punjabi language spoken in Sargodh Division of Pakistani Punjab.

Its name is derived from former Shahpur District (now Shahpur Tehsil, part of Sargodha District). It is also called Western Punjabi.

This dialect has great proximity with Majhi Dialect of Punjabi Language. It can be described as a mixture of Majhi, Pothohari and thalochi dialects. Shahpurias in the Khushab area speak this dialect in a more Thalochi tone while those in southern parts of its distribution have color of Jhangochi on their language.

It is spoken throughout a widespread area, spoken in Sargodha and Khushab Districts and also spoken in neighbouring Mianwali, Mandi Bahudin and Bhakkar Districts. It is mainly spoken on western end of Sindh River to Chennab river crossing Jehlam river. This entire area has almost the same traditions, customs and culture. The Shahpuri dialect of Punjabi has several aspects that set it apart from other Punjabi variants.

Dialect Speaking Areas

Two districts of Punjab Province of Pakistan and neighboring districts speak this dialect.

Differences in Punjabi Dialects Standard (Majhi), and Western (Shahpuri)

English Majhi or Standard Punjabi.

(Central Punjab of Pakistan and India)

Shah puri.

(Centro Western parts of Punjab Province)

What, This Ki, Ae Kay, Ay
How much, This much, That much Kinna, Inna, Unna Kitna, Itnna, Utnna
My, Your, His, Our, Yours, Their, Of Mayre, Tayra, Oda, Saada, Tuhada, Onaanda, Da Mayra, Tayra, Usda, Asaada, Tusada, Uneenda, Da
Me, To you, Him, To it, Us, To you, Them, To Maynoo, Taynoo, Onoo, Aynoo, Saanoo, Tuhaanoo, Onaannoo, Noo Maynoo, Taynoo, Usnoo, isnhoo, asaanoo, Tusaanoo, Uneennoo, Noo
I am, You are, He is, We are, You are, They are (going) Mae aan, Tu ayn, O ay, Assee aan, Tussi O, O nay (Jaa nda/day (plu) ) Mae haan, Tu hayn, Oo hay, Assaan haan, Tussaan ho, Oo hin (Ve aynada/ay (plu) pya/ay )
I was, You were, He was, We were, You were, They were Mae saan, Tu saen, O si, Assee saan, Tussi so, O sn Mae ahus, Tu aahayn, Oo aahaa, Assaan assay, Tussaan aahay, Oo aahin
I shall take, You will take, He will take, We shall take, You will take, They will take Mae lae aanga, Tu lae aynga, O lae ayga, Assee lae aangay, Tussi lae aaogay, O lae aangay Mae ghin aysaan, Tu ghin aysayn, Oo ghin aysi, Assaan ghin aysaan, Tussaan ghin ayso, Oo ghin aysn
Go, Come, Happen, Take away, See Ja, Aa, Ho, Lae Ja, Vekh Vnj, Aa, Ho, Ghinivnj, Dekh
Boy, Girl, Women, Man Munda, Kuri, Znaani, Aadmi Chor, Kuri, Budi, Aadmi
From, A lot, Then Toon, Bot, Fer Toon, Bo, Vat
One, Two, Nine, Ten ik, Dho, No, Das Hekk, Do, Naa, Daah

Sub-dialects of Shah puri

  • Standard Lehnda (Shah puri)
  • Rohi being a mixture of thalochi and shah puri (Mianwali District)

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