Sindhi turns out to be second language of Pakistan

Read here what's the second languages of other countries that explains their cultural identity


News Desk February 12, 2017
No notification issued to make Sindhi compulsory, says spokesperson. DESIGN: ANAM HALEEM

Sindhi remains the second-most widely spoken language in Pakistan, according to MoveHub, a website for people looking to move abroad.

To facilitate people thinking of moving abroad, the website has come up with a map of the world where the names of countries are replaced with their 'second languages'. While in most cases this shows the effects of colonialism and cultural imperialism, in the case of Pakistan, it reflects post-independence policymaking.

Sindhi is a regional language spoken which is not widely spoken outside of Sindh province, somewhat similar to Punjabi – the first language – which is mostly used in Punjab province.

Incidentally, Pakistan is one of the few countries where the official language is not the first or even the second language. The official language is Urdu.

Map of Asia, Oceania and the Middle East. SOURCE: MOVEHUB

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An Indo-Aryan language, Sindhi is spoken in both India and Pakistan, with some 75 million native speakers around the world. It is the official language of Sindh province of Pakistan and is recognised by India as one of its scheduled languages.

Meanwhile, the influence of colonialism seems most telling in Africa, where local languages are in second place in many countries, behind the languages of their European colonisers.

See other maps of the continents to find out countries' second languages:

SOURCE: MOVEHUB

 

SOURCE: MOVEHUB

SOURCE: MOVEHUB

The article originally appeared in Daily Mail

COMMENTS (10)

Parvez Qadir | 4 years ago | Reply Saraiki is the largest language of the Pakistan. It is spoken from fteh Jang to Moro.
Ali Baloch | 4 years ago | Reply @Falcon: let me guess you're a punjabi who has never set foot in Balochistan, the total population of Baloch's in Balochistan is 13, 662,222 out of that number 54.8% are Balochs please explain how you came with the magic figure of 3 million? if you feel like it I can give a complete break down of every district with area, population and ethno-linguistic divisions to further explain why you like the rest of the people from punjab are delusional beyond repair.
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